On November 12th, 1892, the University of Kansas and The University of Nebraska played the very first football game against each other. It was a 12-0 victory for the Jayhawks. The link provided has a newspaper article about the game and a box score. Oh and we were reminded last weekend what this map shows us. That Kansas owns Colorado.
The Lincoln Evening News report of the game said poor coaching and punting were Nebraska's downfall against Kansas in the first meeting between the schools. "The Kansas eleven was stronger than the university eleven in team play. Individually the Nebraska boys play just as well, but the lack of proper coaching is evident," the story said.
It was described as the "best natured and fastest game ever played in Nebraska. There were many carriages drawn up along the field and their fair occupants seemingly enjoyed the game very much." George Flippin "played his usual strong game. He is undoubtedly the best man in the team, but his blocking is not so good as it might be. ... Whenever Flippin bucked the line at right guard he seemed to make good gains. Hopewell at center played a steady strong game."
Of course this weekends game is number 117 and Kansas-Nebraska is the longest continuous series in the FBS. That streak will end next year when Nebraska moves to the Big Ten.