Coach, Team, Cornhuskers!
The Nebraska Cornhusker football team featured an offense that Coach Stewart said was used to supplement the defense, which they relied on to play strongly. For the game against Oregon State, the Cornhuskers featured an offensive backfield which had no quarterback. Instead, the offense used a stacked backfield, featuring two running backs and two fullbacks, which they used to pound the ball straight at opponents. This type of offense proved successful for the Nebraska football team and they used it the whole season, to finish the year 6-2 (www.huskers.com).
The 1916 football team was very talented and possibly one of the most talented that the University had seen in its short existence.