The final game at Nebraska Field: Notre Dame vs. Nebraska, Nov. 30, 1922
This week in Husker history
The week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1, looking back in five-year intervals:
1897: Ray Benedict's 35-yard run in the second half gives Nebraska a 6-0 win against an unexpectedly stubborn Iowa team in Council Bluffs. The game ended with Iowa at the NU 10 yard line.
1902: With a 12-0 win over Nothwestern, Nebraska completes the season unbeaten, untied and unscored upon. But the Western Conference is not impressed enough with NU's on-the-rise program to grant it admission, as the applications of the Cornhuskers and Notre Dame are rejected.
1907: After giving up just 35 points in their first nine games, the Cornhuskers allow nearly that total in the season finale as they fall 34-0 at St. Louis.
1917: NU scores a touchdown in the final moments but misses the extra point in a 10-9 loss to Syracuse.
«1922: In the final game at Nebraska Field, the Huskers defeat Notre Dame and the Irish backfield that would become known as the Four Horsemen.*
1927: Three of Nebraska's four AP all-conference honorees are named to the West team for a Dec. 26 all-star game in San Francisco.
1932: Four of the 11 first-team AP all-conference spots go to the Huskers.
1937: Nebraska's first field goal attempt of the season brings a 3-0 win at Kansas State. The win typified a season of unusual victories.
1942: Kansas State upsets the Huskers 19-0 in Lincoln.
1947: Oregon State rolls up 461 yards of total offense as the Huskers absorb a 27-6 beating in Lincoln.
1962: Miami accepts a Gotham Bowl invitation. Nebraska is one of several possible opponents mentioned, but Miami's coach says he prefers Navy.
1972: Middle guard Rich Glover is the top vote-getter on the UPI All-America team, and he's the subject of some Heisman talk. Johnny Rodgers, meanwhile, deals with character questions among Heisman voters and loses out to Iowa State's George Amundson for AP Big Eight offensive player of the year.
1982: NU holds off Oklahoma 28-24 to finish undefeated in conference play for a second consecutive season.
1987: One week after a deflating loss to Oklahoma, Keith Jones rushes for 248 yards as the Huskers dominate Colorado in Boulder, 24-7.
1992: Fortunate to be leading by a point at halftime, Nebraska dominates the final 30 minutes and beats Oklahoma 33-9 in Norman.
1997: Nebraskas national championship hopes take a hit as a seemingly comfortable lead at Colorado nearly evaporates in the final few minutes, with the Huskers holding on for a 27-24 win.
2002: A 28-13 home loss to Coloardo leaves NU with its first losing record in conference play in 34 years.
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