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1908 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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Conference  Big Eight Conference
Home stadium  Antelope Field
1908 record  7–2–1 (2–1 MVIAA)
1908 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team
Head coach  William C. "King" Cole (2nd year)

The 1908 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska in the 1908 college football season. The team was coached by William C. "King" Cole and played their home games at Antelope Field in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Before the season

Coach Cole brought his 8-2 record from 1907 with him into his second year at Nebraska. Plans were beginning to materialize to replace Antelope Field, and this season would feature a visit from legend-in-the-making Jim Thorpe.

After the season

Coach Cole finished his second year with a Nebraska career total of 15-4-1 (.775), and the Cornhuskers program record again improved slightly to 108-41-6 (.716). Nebraska finished 2nd in the Missouri Valley Conference, and had an abbreviated two-year conference record of 3-1 (.750).

This was the last year Nebraska played home games at Antelope Field. Next season, the new Nebraska Field was built on campus, and was located adjacent to where Memorial Stadium sits today. Antelope Field was sent into the history books with an all-time Cornhusker football record of 64-8-2 (.878), including exhibition games.

References

1908 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team Wikipedia


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