This week in Husker history
The week of Oct. 7-13, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
1932: George Sauer's 55-yard interception return helps give the Cornhuskers a 12-6 win over Iowa State in the season opener.
1937: Long scoring plays by Paul Amen (80-yard run) and Marvin Plock (75-yard punt return) spark Nebraska in a 20-7 victory at Iowa State to open conference play.
1942: Nebraska manages just three first downs in a 12-0 Homecoming loss to Indiana.
1952: Senior halfback Bobby Reynolds appears to be done for the season as he suffers a shoulder separation in Nebraska's 27-14 win over Kansas State. (He would be back in action Nov. 8 against Kansas and Nov. 15 against Minnesota.)
1957: Weakened by the flu, the Huskers are dominated by Pitt in a 34-0 road loss.
1962: The Huskers rally for two touchdowns in the final seven minutes in a suspenseful 19-14 win over North Carolina State in Lincoln.
1967: Bill Bomberger's 31-yard field goal with 71 seconds remaining lifts the Huskers to a 16-14 win over Kansas State. The Wildcats nearly pulled off the upset in Manhattan despite being limited to 119 yards of total offense.
1977: I.M. Hipp's touchdown runs of 82 and 66 yards help carry Nebraska to a 26-9 road win over Kansas State. Hipp finished with 207 rushing yards.
1982: Nebraska weathers a third-quarter surge by Colorado in a 40-14 road win over the Buffaloes and their new coach, Bill McCartney.
1987: Filling in for an injured Steve Taylor at quarterback, senior Clete Blakeman guides the Huskers to a 54-2 victory over Kansas. A blocked fourth-quarter punt provided the Jayhawks their only points.
1992: Freshman Tommie Frazier sees extensive backup duty as Nebraska opens conference play with a 55-0 romp over Oklahoma State. After a bye week, Frazier would be named the starter for the following game, at Missouri.
1997: In their first visit to Waco, the Huskers roll to a 42-7 halftime lead and beat Baylor.
2002: Former Husker Jake Young is among the 200-plus people killed in the Oct. 12 terrorist bombing of a nightclub in Indonesia. On the gridiron, the Huskers defeat Missouri in Lincoln with the help of an 89-yard punt return by DeJuan Groce.
2007: The wheels come off against Oklahoma State as the Huskers trail 38-0 at halftime with members of the 1997 national championship team looking on. In the NFL, former Husker Kris Brown makes history by becoming the league's first kicker to connect on three field goals of 54 yards or more in a game.
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