These teams play today and I came across a really interesting story about these two teams and their histories.
"Before they were Cornhuskers and wore red, before touchdowns were six points and quarterbacks threw forward passes and anybody wore helmets, Nebraska scheduled a rather momentous game with the brawny boys from Iowa City. It was an experiment of sorts. Iowa had never played a game outside its borders. Nebraska had never faced an opponent from outside its state. The teams wore the same color — gold — making it impossible to distinguish them. The field was poorly marked.
Of the 2,500 fans, most came out of sheer curiosity — they’d never seen “foot ball” before. Those who watched from carriages wondered who had the ball and why Iowa kept lining up in a “V.” Those who stood on the sideline paid no attention to barriers, forming “a dense mass around the players” every time the ball was snapped, constantly interfering with the action.
It was chaos. It was poetry. It was just good enough to want to experience it again."
And there's much more at the link and they play each other at 2:30 CST today on ABC