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The week of Oct. 7-13, looking back in five-year intervals
1897: Playing seven new men, Nebraska opens the season with a 10-0 loss at Iowa State.
1902: Nebraska dominates Grinnell in Lincoln, 17-0, playing shortened halves on a soggy field. | OWH | DN
1907: Nebraska finally solves a stubborn Grinnell defense in the second half and rolls to a 30-4 win. The Huskers' touchdowns included an 80-yard run by halfback John Weller. | Omaha Bee | OWH | DN






1912: Nebraska dominates Kansas State on a muddy field in Lincoln, 30-6. Long runs by Leonard Purdy sparked the Cornhuskers on offense. | DN | OWH
1917: Nebraska tunes up for the Notre Dame game with a 47-0 annihilation of Iowa. | DN | Lincoln Star: 1, 2
1922: The Huskers open the season by swamping South Dakota, 66-0. Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | OWH | DN
1927: Nebraska dominates statistically, but a missed extra point and a turnover prove costly as Missouri wins in Columbia, 7-6. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | OWH | DN
1932: George Sauer's 55-yard interception return helps give the Huskers a 12-6 win over Iowa State in the season opener. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3 | OWH | DN | Play by play | Stats
1937: Long scoring plays by Paul Amen (80-yard run) and Marvin Plock (75-yard punt return) spark Nebraska in a 20-7 victory at Iowa State. | OWH | DN | Stats
1942: Nebraska manages just three first downs and 38 net yards in a 12-0 Homecoming loss to Indiana. | OWH | DN | Stats
1947: Held to two first downs, Nebraska uses two big second-half breaks to down Iowa State, 14-7. | AP | DN
1952: Bobby Reynolds suffers a shoulder separation in a 27-14 win over Kansas State. (He would return for two November games.) | OWH | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | DN | Stats: 1, 2 | Play chart
1957: Weakened by the flu, the Huskers are dominated by Pitt in a 34-0 road loss. | OWH | LJS: 1, 2 | Stats: 1, 2 | DN | Photos
1962: The Huskers rally for two touchdowns in the final seven minutes in a suspenseful 19-14 win over North Carolina State in Lincoln.
1967: Bill Bomberger's 31-yard field goal with 71 seconds remaining lifts the Huskers to a 16-14 win over Kansas State. The Wildcats were held to 119 yards of total offense.
1977: I.M. Hipp's touchdown runs of 82 and 66 yards help carry Nebraska to a 26-9 road win over Kansas State. Hipp finished with 207 rushing yards.
1982: Nebraska weathers a third-quarter surge by Colorado in a 40-14 road win over the Buffaloes and their new coach, Bill McCartney.
1987: Filling in for the injured Steve Taylor at quarterback, senior Clete Blakeman guides the Huskers to a 54-2 victory over Kansas. A blocked fourth-quarter punt provided the Jayhawks their only points.
1992: Freshman Tommie Frazier sees extensive backup duty as Nebraska opens conference play with a 55-0 romp over Oklahoma State. After a bye week, Frazier would be named the starter for the following game, at Missouri.
1997: In their first visit to Waco, the Huskers roll to a 42-7 halftime lead and beat Baylor.
2002: Former Husker Jake Young is among the 200-plus people killed in the Oct. 12 terrorist bombing of a nightclub in Indonesia. On the gridiron, the Huskers defeat Missouri in Lincoln with the help of an 89-yard punt return by DeJuan Groce.
2007: The wheels come off against Oklahoma State as the Huskers trail 38-0 at halftime with members of the 1997 national championship team looking on. In the NFL, former Husker Kris Brown makes history by becoming the league's first kicker to connect on three field goals of 54 yards or more in a game.
2012: The Huskers have a bye after being drubbed at Ohio State, and Kenny Bell says it will be a “brutal” two weeks of practice.
2017: Wisconsin rushes for 350-plus yards in a 38-17 win over Nebraska in Lincoln.