This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, looking back in five-year intervals:
1902: Nebraska beats Colorado 10-0 in Boulder while reportedly using just six different plays on offense.
1912: Sophomore Vic Halligan scores four touchdowns as Nebraska opens the season with a 61-0 romp over outmanned Bellevue.
1917: The Cornhuskers score 15 touchdowns and 10 PATs as they open the season with a 100-0 thrashing of Nebraska Wesleyan. Wesleyan gained just three first downs. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2
Wesleyan ...... 0 0 0 0 - 0 Nebraska ..... 19 20 34 27 - 100
1922: A ragged performance by the varsity in a scrimmage against the freshman raises concerns that the Huskers are ripe for an upset in their opener against South Dakota.
1927: Halfback Glenn Presnell, future Cornhusker head coach, scores the only points in a 6-0 victory in the rain over Iowa State to open the season. Paid attendance was 8,196. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | OWH | DN | Stats
1932: Nebraska's upcoming opener against Iowa State is seen as a pivotal game in the Big Six race.
«1937: In Biff Jones' first game as Husker head coach, Nebraska stuns the college football world with a 14-9 upset of defending national champion Minnesota.
1942: Nebraska gets three touchdowns via the air and picks off six Iowa State passes in a 26-0 win. | OWH | AP | LJS: 1, 2, 3, 4 | DN | Stats: 1, 2 | Photo page
1947: Nebraska goes without a first down in the first half but makes a game of it in the third quarter before falling to Minnesota, 28-13. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | AP | DN | UP | Stats
1952: Fullback George Cifra and quarterback John Bordogna pace a 351-yard rushing outing for the Huskers in a 16-0 win over Iowa State. | OWH | LJS: 1, 2 | DN | Stats: 1, 2 | Play chart | Photos
1957: A fourth-quarter goal-line stand preserves a 14-7 win at Kansas State. It would be the Huskers' only victory of the season. | OWH | DN | LJS: 1, 2 | Stats: 1, 2 | Photos
1962: The Huskers jump to a 28-0 lead in the first 1½ quarters in a 36-22 win over Iowa State.
1967: Joe Orduna's 25-yard touchdown run gives Nebraska a 7-0 win over Minnesota as the Huskers hold the Gophers to 3 yards rushing.
1972: Johnny Rodgers rolls up 290 all-purpose yards in a 49-0 pasting of Minnesota
1977: I.M. Hipp breaks NUs single-game rushing record with 254 yards in a 31-13 win over Indiana.
1982: One week after a heartbreaking loss at Penn State, the Huskers beat Auburn on the road, 41-7. Nebraska converted 14 of 18 times on third down.
1987: NU rallies with 17 points in the final 10 minutes to turn back South Carolina's upset bid in Lincoln.
1997: After a week off following a big win at Washington, the Huskers blast No. 17 Kansas State, 56-26.
2002: Jammal Lord breaks NU's quarterback rushing record with 218 yards in a win over McNeese State.
2007: In the start of what would be a five-game losing streak and Nebraska's first winless October since 1948, the Huskers fall to Missouri in a 41-6 rout. Also, fissures in the Athletic Department become harder to ignore with the resignation of Paul Meyers as associate AD.
2012: After being held to no first downs in the first quarter, Ohio State blows out the Huskers in Columbus, 63-38. Also, Miami's Shawn Eichorst is hired as the successor to Tom Osborne as athletic director.