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This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 7-13, looking back in five-year intervals:
   
1899: Edwin Branch is hired as Nebraska’s football coach. He would last just one season, going 1-7-1 in 1899.
 
1904: Nebraska loses center C. Borg to Chicago and nearly loses John Bender to Wisconsin.
 
1914: Future Hall-of-Famer Guy Chamberlin considers a transfer to an East Coast school. | Full story
 
«1939: Coach Biff Jones expects to lean heavily on juniors as the Huskers try to rebound from a bleak 1938 season.
 
1969: Bob Devaney's top task is to pump some life into his offense.
 
1984: After losing three fumbles in the first half, the Huskers roll past Wyoming, 42-17, in the season opener. Jeff Smith rushed for 170 yards and Tom Rathman ran for 108.
 
1989: Five first-half turnovers help give Northern Illinois a 17-17 haltime tie, but it's all Nebraska after intermission as the Huskers prevail, 48-17.
 
1994: The Huskers pile up 524 rushing yards in a 42-16 win at Texas Tech.
 
1999: In a breakout game for Eric Crouch, Nebraska flattens Cal, 45-0. Crouch had a 1-yard touchdown run, a 70-yard TD pass and a 60-yard TD reception in a span of less than 8 minutes in the second quarter.
 
2004: Southern Miss takes advantage of five Husker turnovers and upsets Nebraska, 21-17, in Lincoln. Also, former Husker great Glenn Presnell dies at age 99.
 
2009: Zac Lee solidifies his grip on the starting quarterback job by passing for 340 yards as Nebraska beats Arkansas State, 38-9.
 
 
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