This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 23-29, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
1902: Twenty-minute halves limit the drubbing as Nebraska opens with a 51-0 win over Doane.
1912: Fall practice is under way, and coach Ewald O. "Jumbo" Stiehm and his Cornhuskers are said to already be pointing to the season's third game, an Oct. 19 contest at Minnesota.
1917: Former Cornhusker halfback Owen Frank becomes an assistant to coach E.J. Doc Stewart.
1927: The Missouri Valley conference splinters as Nebraska and five other schools announce they are breaking away to form the Big Six, effective after the 1927 season. | NU conference history
1937: Nebraska is favored to repeat as Big Six champion, but a big nonconference game is the first order of business for the underdog Huskers and their new coach, Lawrence "Biff" Jones.
1942: The Huskers suffer their most lopsided defeat in 11 years in a 27-0 season-opening loss at Iowa.
1947: The season begins with another shutout loss on the road, 17-0 to Indiana.
1952: Bill Glassford's team returns from Oregon with a 28-13 win over the Ducks. It is just the second night game in NU history and the first Husker victory under the lights. »
1957: Nebraska gets drilled at West Point in a 42-0 loss to Army.
«1962: In Bob Devaney's second game as head coach, the Huskers shock Michigan in Ann Arbor.
1977: Avoiding a letdown one week after the big win over Alabama, Nebraska beats Baylor by three touchdowns.
1982: Two controversial plays in the final seconds give No. 8 Penn State a win over the No. 2 Huskers.
1987: The Huskers survive a road test against 12th-ranked Arizona State.
1992: Arizona State dents the Blackshirts for 500-plus yards, but NU wins by three touchdowns in Lincoln
2002: The Huskers drop out* of the AP poll for the first time since 1981 after losing to Iowa State in a game that saw the Cyclones claim their biggest margin of victory over Nebraska since 1899.
2007: Iowa State jumps to a 10-0 lead and manages to run 102 plays to Nebraska's 59, but the Huskers beat the Cyclones 35-17 in Lincoln.
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