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This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 16-22, looking back in five-year intervals:
   
1902: The Cornhuskers tune up for the season with a practice game against Lincoln High.
 
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1907: Expectations are high as the first game draws near for “King” Cole’s first Nebraska team: 1, 2
 
1912: With the start of fall practice just a week away, Nebraska has an open spot on its schedule to fill. (The Cornhuskers would end up playing Adrian College of Michigan.)
 
1917: Nebraska's prospects for 1917 – the first season to be affected in a major way by World War I – appear good, according to an analysis from Columbia, Mo., although a rugged schedule awaits.
 
1922: Fifty players put on pads as fall practices get under way.
 
1927: Scholastic struggles deal a setback to the Huskers.
 
1937: Question marks are mainly in the backfield as Biff Jones readies his first Husker squad for action.
 
1942: Trying his hand at football predictions, Red Grange picks the Huskers to win their season opener at Iowa. (The Hawkeyes would win, 27-0).
 
1947: Starting QB Dick Thompson suffers an ankle injury in the Huskers' final preseason scrimmage.
 
1952: Nebraska limits South Dakota to four first downs and 85 total yards in a season-opening 46-0 drubbing. | LJS: 1, 2 | Daily Nebraskan | Stats | Photos
 
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«1957: A lopsided loss at home to Washington State kicks off the Bill Jennings era at Nebraska.
 
«1962: In Bob Devaney's first game as head coach, the Huskers rout outmanned South Dakota.
 
1967: Opening a season of lowered expectations, Nebraska pulls off a 17-7 upset win over Washington in Seattle, and Wayne Meylan earns national recognition.
 
1972: A week after the streak-ending loss at UCLA, the Huskers trounce Texas A&M in Lincoln.
 
«1977: It's another bounce-back week for the Huskers as they follow a loss to Washington State with an electrifying win over Bear Bryant's Alabama Crimson Tide. Also, the team receives a visit from former President Gerald Ford.
 
1982: Nebraska sets four NCAA records in a 68-0 home win over New Mexico State. The margin of victory remains the Huskers’ largest ever at Memorial Stadium.
 
1987: The Huskers have the week off, but 68,000 show up at Memorial Stadium anyway – for Farm Aid III.
 
1992: Two TDs in the last 90 seconds of the first half propel Washington to a 29-14 win over NU in Seattle.
 
1997: The Huskers jump into the thick of the national title hunt with a 27-14 win at No. 2 Washington.
 
2007: Ball State, coached by Brady Hoke, gives the Huskers all they can handle and then some, but Nebraska escapes with a 41-40 win in Lincoln.
 
2012: After coach Bo Pelini returns to work following a health scare, the Huskers bury Idaho State, 73-7. Also, linebacker Zaire Anderson has season-ending surgery for a torn ACL.
 

 
 
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