|1962 results (9-2)|
Nebraskas last winning season had come in 1954. In the five most recent years, a fourth of NUs games had been shutout losses and only four times had Nebraska scored more than 17 points.
But, oh, what a turnaround! Instantly, point production nearly tripled. Devaneys first team went 9-2, and Memorial Stadium became the place to be on autumn Saturdays. Soon, the Cornhuskers would contend for – and win – national championships.
This remarkable reversal was no mere flash in the pan. In the 50 seasons since Devaneys arrival, no team has won more games than the Huskers – and its not even close.
|The house that Bob built|
What he inherited ...
What he established ...
We invite you to revisit that groundbreaking season and to raise a toast to the wry and fiery gent who came to Lincoln half a century ago – and changed everything.