This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 22-28, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
1903: In just 35 minutes of play, Nebraska rolls to a 64-0 win over Grand Island College to open the season. The Omaha Bee's report said the Cornhuskers enjoyed a lopsided yardage advantage: 780 to 60.
1908: The Cornhuskers beat Peru, 20-0, in the mud at Antelope Park in Lincoln.
1913: An injury-plagued fall camp has coach Jumbo Stiehm less than optimistic about the Cornhuskers' prospects. (NU would finish the season a perfect 8-0.)
«1933: Lincoln Star sports editor Cy Sherman comes out in favor of banning radio broadcasts of Big Six conference games, saying ticket revenue is suffering greatly.
1948: Nebraska's Fred Hawkins, a substitute guard, scores with a recovered fumble to provide the winning margin in a 19-15 victory** over Iowa State. It was a bright start to a dreary season, as the Huskers would win just once more in 1948.
NU halfback Bob Smith is brought down after a third-quarter gain in Champaign. Smith scored two touchdowns in the game.
«1953: Illinois rallies for two touchdowns in the last 12 minutes to tie underdog Nebraska, 21-21, in Champaign.
1958: The Huskers get outyarded 381-92 in a 28-0 defeat at Purdue. Also, quarterback Donald Fuell, a central figure in a recruiting scandal at Auburn, arrives in Lincoln to join the Huskers but then heads back home. He eventually would play for Mississippi Southern (now Southern Miss).
1963: A 65-yard touchdown pass from Dennis Claridge to Tony Jeter in the fourth quarter lifts Nebraska to a 14-7 win at Minnesota.
1968: Paul Rogers' 19-yard field goal with 1:32 left wins it as the Huskers score 10 fourth-quarter points off interceptions to beat Minnesota in Minneapolis, 17-14.
1973: Nebraska breaks loose for 21 fourth-quarter points to turn back visiting North Carolina State, 31-14.
After reversing field, Rozier is chased by Bruins during his sideline-to-sideline jaunt for what officially was a 2-yard touchdown.
«1983: After trailing 10-0 in the second quarter, the Huskers score six unanswered touchdowns, including an electrifying two-yarder by Mike Rozier, to down UCLA, 42-10. The win helps make Nebraska a unanimous No. 1 pick in the AP poll.
1988: Ken Clark, Steve Taylor and Terry Rodgers rush for more than 100 yards apiece – a Husker first – as Nebraska downs Arizona State in Lincoln, 47-16.
1993: The Huskers coast to a 48-13 win at home over Colorado State.
1998: Nebraska steamrolls No. 9 Washington, 55-7, as DeAngelo Evans rushes for 146 yards on just 13 carries in his first game action since December 1996.
2003: NU picks up just 11 first downs but defeats Southern Miss, 38-14, on a Thursday night in Hattiesburg.
2008: The Huskers' fourth-quarter comeback isn't enough as Virginia Tech leaves Lincoln with a 35-30 win. Also, former Husker running back Thunder Collins* is arrested and charged with first-degree murder in Omaha.
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