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FLIPPIN
1892: Mizzou
forfeits because
of player’s race

Missouri forfeits its scheduled Nov. 5 game against Nebraska in Omaha, refusing to play against an African-American player, NU halfback George Flippin. At right is a Lincoln Evening News item from two weeks earlier mentioning the likelihood of a Mizzou forfeit.

This week in Husker history
The week of Nov. 4-10, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
1897: Nebraska has the week off, but there's a big buildup for the upcoming game against Kansas.
 
1902: Johnny Bender's touchdown run on a fake kick helps the Cornhuskers beat Kansas, 16-0.
 
1907: Nebraska's only conference game of the season is a 16-7 win at Kansas.
 
1912: It's Nebraska 54, Doane 6 in the 18th and final game between two schools just 25 miles apart.
 
1917: Big plays are plentiful as Nebraska rolls to a 52-0 win over Missouri.
 
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«1922: After weeks of being built up as a wonder team, the high-flying Huskers land with a thud in a 9-6 loss at Syracuse. Nebraska manages just three first downs, and the only NU touchdown comes on a fumble return.
 
1927: Breaking open a close game, Nebraska erupts for four third-quarter touchdowns en route to a 47-13 win over Kansas. An interception by Nebraska's Clark McBride at the goal line kept Kansas from taking a halftime lead, and after that it was all Huskers. More details on Page 3 of this link.
 
1932: The Huskers escape Iowa City with a 14-13 win, thanks to a failed extra point by the Hawkeyes, who trailed 14-0 entering the fourth quarter.
 
1937: Despite more than doubling Kansas in total offense, Nebraska needs an 80-yard drive late in the fourth quarter to salvage a 13-13 tie with the Jayhawks. The Cornhuskers converted on a crucial 4th and 11 play to keep the drive alive.
 
1942: Nebraska scores first but loses 26-6 to league champion Missouri. Two Tigers suffer broken arms.
 
1947: NU's failed fourth-down gamble leads to a last-minute Kansas TD and a 13-7 loss to the Jayhawks.
 
1952: Nebraska gets its first road win over an AP top 10 team by upsetting No. 7 Kansas, 14-13. The game saw the return of Bobby Reynolds, whose two PATs were crucial.
 
1957: Nebraska's 11-game wining streak against Iowa State ends with a 13-0 loss in Ames.
 
1962: NU and Kansas are a combined 7-for-7 on two-point conversions as the Huskers win, 40-16.
 
1967: The Huskers hold Iowa State to negative rushing yards in a 12-0 win, NU's second consecutive shutout.
 
1972: The Blackshirts yield their first points since Sept. 23, but the Huskers win 33-10 at Colorado.
 
1977: Nebraska keeps Mizzou QB Pete Woods in check in a 21-10 victory in Columbia.
 
1982: Mike Rozier breaks Bobby Reynolds' single-season rushing record in a 48-10 win over Oklahoma State.
 
«1987: Keith Jones rushes for 240 yards on just 15 carries in a 42-3 victory over Iowa State.
 
1992: The Huskers roll, 49-7, over No. 13 Kansas
 
1997: Nebraska preserves its national championship hopes with the famous flea-kicker win at Missouri.
 
2002: The Jayhawks are competitive for a quarter before falling 45-7 to the Huskers in Lincoln. Meanwhile, Charlie McBride and Jason Peter come to the defense of Craig Bohl.*
 
2007: A 73-31 romp over Kansas State gives the Huskers their first win in six weeks, and Joe Ganz* earns Big 12 and national player-of-the-week honors.
 
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load
 
 
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