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This week in Husker history
The week of Oct. 19-25, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1894: After a scoreless first half, Nebraska rolls to a 22-0 win over Grinnell. "It was evident that the Iowa boys were played out" in the second half, the Lincoln Evening Journal reported.
 
1899: Missouri shuts out Nebraska, 11-0, and the Omaha Bee attributes the result to “the slowness of the Nebraska tean, the weakness of its line and two rank decisions by the referee.” | Full story
 
1904: Playing short halves on a muddy field, the Cornhuskers defeat the Lincoln Medics, 29-0, in an exhibition. Two days later, Nebraska clobbers a “light but speedy” Knox team, 34-0, a result that fuels the hype surrounding the upcoming game at Minnesota. | Full stories: 1, 2
 
1909: Nebraska keeps Iowa out of the end zone but is somewhat fortunate to do no worse than a 6-6 tie. The Hawkeyes’ Mike Hyland succeeded on just two of 10 dropkicks, and his final miss came from the Nebraska 15 with two minutes remaining. | Full story
 
1914: Guy Chamberlin returns a kickoff for a TD as Nebraska pummels Michigan State, 24-0. | Full story
 
1919: Oklahoma makes a goal-line stand in the third quarter and then scores after a blocked punt in the final period to gain a tie with the Huskers in Omaha, 7-7.
 

COLLINS
 
«1924: The Huskers win at Kansas, 14-7, thanks to two third-quarter TDs in quick succession -- a 30-yard fumble return by Rob Roy Robertson and a pass play, John Rhodes to Melvin Collins, covering 60-plus yards.
 
1929: Pitt scores two second-quarter touchdowns, then fends off a Husker rally in the final period for a 12-7 win in Lincoln.
 
1934: A blocked punt late in the game sets up a 25-yard Husker drive, allowing Nebraska to escape Norman with a 6-0 win over Oklahoma.
 
1939: In a battle of AP Top 20 teams, No. 16 Nebraska dominates No. 19 Baylor, 20-0, outyarding the Bears 247-61 and limiting the visitors to three first downs. Herm Rohrig twice connected with Ray Prochaska on touchdown passes.
 
1944: Losing to Kansas for the first time since 1916, the Huskers gain just 49 yards and four first downs in a 20-0 defeat in Lawrence.
 
1949: A long fumble return sets up Oklahoma’s first touchdown, and then it’s all Sooners in a 48-0 drubbing.
 

GREENLAW
 
«1954: Two Willie Greenlaw TD runs in the second half lift Nebraska to a 20-6 upset over No. 11 Colorado.
 
1959: The Husker offense sputters again in a 9-0 loss at Missouri, and the Daily Nebraskan observes that "the outlook is anything but bright" with Oklahoma coming up next.
 
1964: The Huskers hold Colorado to two first downs and 51 yards in a 21-3 win in Boulder.
 
1969: Guy Ingles stars (5 catches, 163 yards) and the defense is stellar as NU downs Oklahoma State, 13-3.
 
1974: QB Dave Humm enjoys a record-setting day as Nebraska dismantles Kansas, 56-0, in Lawrence.
 
1979: The Huskers register their third consecutive shutout in a 36-0 win at Oklahoma State. Wingback Kenny Brown set a school position record with 111 yards rushing.
 
1984: Trailing after three quarters, the Huskers rally for three fourth-period TDs on drives led by Travis Turner to defeat Colorado in Boulder, 24-7
 
1989: Cornerback Bruce Pickens forces a momentum-changing fumble on a blitz, sparking Nebraska to a 48-32 win at Oklahoma State. Gerry Gdowski rushed for 125 yards and passed for 170.
 
1994: After a slow start, Nebraska rolls to a 42-7 win at Missouri. Brook Berringer threw three touchdown passes, and Lawrence Phillips rushed for 110 yards.
 
1999: Fumbles nullify the Huskers’ 429-275 yardage advantage in a 24-20 loss at Texas.
 
2004: Nebraska takes a 45-21 pounding at Kansas State.
 
2009: Thwarted by a bewildering spate of turnovers, the Huskers fall at home to Iowa State, 9-7.
 
 
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