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1959: One week after a dismal 9-0 loss to Missouri, Nebraska ends Oklahoma's 74-game conference unbeaten streak in a stunning 25-21 upset in Lincoln. The victory also snapped OU's 16-game win streak in the series.
This week in Husker history
The week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1894: After protesting the use of coach Frank Crawford as a player, Doane blanks Nebraska, 12-0. | Full story
 
1899: Nebraska is “outclassed from the beginning,” according to this dispatch, and falls to the Kansas City Medics, 24-0. The teams played to a 6-6 tie two weeks earlier. | Rest of story
 
1904: The Cornhuskers score first, but Minnesota answers with three TDs en route to a 16-12 win in Minneapolis. Nebraska’s points were the only ones scored on Minnesota all season, and the Gophers were aided by a sneaky play by a future congressman.
 
1909: Giving its reserves ample playing time, Nebraska shuts out Doane, 12-0. | Full story
 
1914: Nebraska scores three times in the final 15 minutes for a 20-7 win over Iowa State. An 87-yard drive capped by a Dick Rutherford touchdown run started the Cornhuskers' fourth-quarter spree. | Full story
 
1919: Nebraska remains winless through five games as Iowa State pulls a 3-0 upset on Will Davis’ field goal.
 
1924: The Cornhuskers score on two drives of under 20 yards to beat Missouri, 14-6. Elbert Bloodgood’s 36-yard punt return set up NU’s first score, and a short Mizzou punt set up the second, a 13-yard run by John “Choppy” Rhodes.
 
1929: Clair Sloan’s touchdown pass to Steve Hokuf with four minutes remaining lifts Nebraska to a 7-7 tie with Missouri in Columbia. The game ended with Willard Witte’s interception of a Missouri pass at the NU 20.
 
Cardwell
«1934: Lloyd Cardwell scores on a 45-yard pass as Nebraska turns back Iowa State, 7-6. ISU could have tied the game in the fourth quarter but missed its PAT try.
 
1939: Herm Rohrig’s 80-yard punt return helps spark the Huskers to a 25-9 win at Kansas State. It was the second college football game to be televised during TV’s experimental era, and the Associated Press reported that “numbers on the players’ uniforms were plainly visible.”
 
Selzer
1944: It was called the Big Six upset of the year: Nebraska 24, Missouri 21. NU got just six first downs, but a Tiger fumble, a 62-yard punt return by Jack Selzer (right) and a 51-yard Ken Dermann interception return set up three Husker TDs. Ne­bras­ka had been out­scored 113-0 in its first three games. This was also Nebraska's first game with female cheerleaders. »
 
1949: Nebraska takes a 20-7 lead into the fourth quarter, but Missouri roars back for a 21-20 win in Columbia. A blocked punt at the NU 15 started the Tigers’ comeback.
 
1954: Nebraska’s bowl hopes rise as the Huskers grind out 331 rushing yards in a 25-19 upset over Missouri.
 
1964: After more than 45 scoreless minutes, Nebraska beats Missouri, 9-0, with a fourth-quarter safety and a wild 37-yard touchdown pass from Bob Churchich to Kent McCloughan.
 
1969: Dana Stephenson’s three interceptions all lead to Nebraska scores in a 20-7 win over Colorado.
 
1974: Key defensive plays by Ardell Johnson thwart Oklahoma State as the Huskers win in Lincoln, 7-3.
 
1979: Jarvis Redwine rushes for 206 yards and three TDs in a 38-10 Husker romp over Colorado
 
1984: Nebraska scores TDs on seven of eight first-half possessions in a 62-14 hammering of Kansas State.
 
1989: QB Gerry Gdowski rushes for 176 yards and Leodis Flowers adds 118 as NU routs Iowa State, 49-17.
 
1994: In a matchup of Top 3 teams, Nebraska boosts its national title hopes with a 24-7 win over Colorado
 
1999: With a big assist from Bobby Newcombe, Nebraska scores all its points in the second half and survives Kansas’ upset bid with a 24-17 win in Lawrence.
 
2004: The Blackshirts keep quarterback Brad Smith and the Missouri offense out of the end zone and Cory Ross rushes for 194 yards in a 24-3 Husker victory.
 
2009: Jared Crick gets a school-record five sacks as the Huskers win at Baylor, 20-10.
 
 
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