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This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 8-14, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
1903: NU coach Bummy Booth says rule changes won’t have a long-term effect on the style of the game.
 
1918: During World War I, U.S. Sen. Gilbert Hitchcock, D-Neb., asks the War Department to rule on whether intercollegiate football will be permitted on campuses with Student Army Training Corps programs.
 
1938: Coach Biff Jones says he'll have to rely heavily on sophomores during the upcoming season.
 
1943: Coach Adolph J. Lewandowski says two promising freshmen are likely to be drafted into military service. Meanwhile, some of Nebraska's wartime manpower losses turn out to be Northwestern's gain.
 
1963: Nebraska is picked to finish second in the Big Eight behind Oklahoma.
 
1968: Paul Rogers' 51-yard field goal in the final half-minute lifts Nebraska to a 13-10 win over Wyoming. During the game, Ernie Sigler replaces Frank Patrick at quarterback, a job he would keep for the rest of the season.
 
«1973: Tom Osborne's career as head coach begins with an exclamation point: Nebraska 40, UCLA 13.
 
1978: The Huskers struggle to beat Cal, 36-26. Nebraska didn't get its first lead until early in the fourth quarter.
 
1983: Mike Rozier runs for four touchdowns and 191 yards as he breaks I.M. Hipp's school career rushing record in a 56-20 win over Wyoming,
 
1988: Troy Aikman and UCLA drub the Huskers, 41-28, after stunning Nebraska with a 28-0 first quarter.
 
1993: The Huskers defeat Texas Tech, 50-27, in a game Nebraska didn't put away until late in the third quarter.
 
1998: Third-string QB Monte Christo is pressed into service as the Huskers defeat Cal, 24-3, on the road.
 
2003: David Dyches kicks four field goals as the Huskers turn away Penn State, 18-10, in what turned out to be PSU coach Joe Paterno's last game at Memorial Stadium.
 
2008: The Huskers improve to 3-0 with a 38-7 win over New Mexico State.
 
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