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This week in
Husker history

The week of Sept. 9-15, looking back in five-year intervals
1897: “Seventy-five men at least” are expected to try out for the 1897 team.
1902: As fall practices begin, the team gets some positive preseason press in Minneapolis.
1907: Ralph F. Hutchinson, former Princeton quarterback (1898-99) and Texas head coach (1903-05), is named assistant football coach at Nebraska. Hutchinson compiled a 16-7-2 record at Texas.
1917: Nebraska is a preseason favorite to win the Missouri Valley championship
«1927: Former Nebraska guard Monte Munn loses a heavyweight bout in New York to George Godfrey in a fourth-round TKO. The Nebraska legislator was one of four Munn brothers to play for NU. Here he discusses how the physical demands of boxing differ from those of football. | His boxing record
1932: Will it be Air Nebraska for Dana X. Bible's 1932 team?
1942: All home football games get a 3 p.m. start, per a Big Six rule.
1957: Washington State prepares for the Huskers with a two-hour scrimmage featuring no passing.
1962: Fullback Bill “Thunder” Thornton suffers a preseason shoulder injury as Bob Devaney's Huskers get set for their Sept. 22 opener against South Dakota.
1967: AP picks Washington over Nebraska in the Huskers' season opener in Seattle.
1972: NU's 33-game unbeaten streak and 23-game winning streak end with a 20-17 loss at UCLA.
1977: Fumbles cost the Huskers dearly as the season opens with an upset loss to Washington State, a team coached by former NU player and assistant coach Warren Powers.
1982: The Huskers avenge their 1981 loss to Iowa with a 42-7 win in Lincoln.
1987: QB Steve Taylor has a record-setting performance as the No. 2 Huskers down No. 3 UCLA, 42-33.
1997: The natives get restless as NU trails Central Florida at halftime before securing a 38-24 victory.
2002: A lopsided defeat at Penn State begins a 4-7 stretch for Frank Solich's Huskers. Also, Eric Crouch quits the Rams.
2007: The Huskers get outclassed at home in a heavily hyped game against Southern Cal.
2012: Coach Bo Pelini leaves the game after halftime after feeling ill, but Nebraska rolls to a 42-13 win over Arkansas State.
2017: The Huskers come close to erasing a 28-point halftime deficit before falling to Oregon in Eugene, 42-35. Also, the Black Friday Iowa game is out as the 2020 and ’21 Big Ten schedules are unveiled, and the backlash is immediate.