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1937: Nebraska football gets prominent play, including this two-page spread, in the Nov. 1 issue of Life magazine. There are fan shots from the game at Iowa State and this Bill Callihan tackle from the big upset over Minnesota. All but the Callihan photo were shot by the legendary Alfred Eisenstaedt.


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The week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3, looking back in five-year intervals
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«1892: After Nebraska's 18-4 loss to the Denver Athletic Club, the Lincoln Evening News pokes some fun at the sport.
1897: Nebraska has its way with Missouri, 41-0, in Lincoln.
1902: After a tightly contested first half, Nebraska wears down Haskell in a 28-0 win. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | DN
1907: Two John Weller field goals and a safety are just enough for a 10-9 win over Iowa State. | Omaha Bee | OWH | DN
1912: Substitute quarterback Max Towle's short touchdown run in the fourth quarter gives Nebraska a 7-0 road victory over plucky Missouri. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | OWH | DN | University Missourian
1922: The Cornhuskers trail Oklahoma after one quarter but dominate the rest of the way with the help of a strong passing game in a 39-7 romp in Norman. A scout for the next opponent, Syracuse, is impressed. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | OWH | DN | Tulsa World
1927: Two touchdowns by Glenn Presnell pace Nebraska to a 21-0 win over Syracuse. All but 21 of the Huskers' 293 net yards came on the ground, and Nebraska picked off seven passes by the Orangemen's Harold Baysinger.
1932: A fourth-quarter interception by Bernie Masterson sets up Hubert Boswell's touchdown run in Nebraska's 6-0 win against Kansas State. | LJS: 1, 2 | DN | Stats | Also, legendary Nebraska tackle John Westover looks back on the exploits of the turn-of-the-century Cornhuskers.
1937 Jack Dodd run vs. Indiana, detail
«1937: On the first play from scrimmage, Nebraska’s Jack Dodd takes a shovel pass from Johnny Howell for a 65-yard touchdown, and that holds up for a 7-0 win over Indiana despite the Hoosiers' substantial statistical advantage. Attendance was a record 39,360, including more than 6,700 in the knothole section. | OWH | DN
1942: Nebraska forces a fumble at its 5-yard line late in the game to preserve a 14-7 win at Kansas. | AP | LJS: 1, 2 | DN | Lawrence Journal-World | Stats
1947: The Huskers are thoroughly outplayed in a 47-6 loss at Missouri. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 1, 2 | DN | Stats | Photos
1952: Missouri scores on a 30-yard fumble return and defeats the Huskers, 10-6. The game marked Bobby Reynolds’ return to the backfield, but Nebraska needed a 64-yard touchdown pass with six seconds left to avert a shutout. | AP | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | DN | Des Moines Register | St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 1, 2 | Stats | Photos
1957: A late Nebraska drive to the Kansas 1-yard line falters in a 14-12 loss to the Jayhawks. | AP | LJS: 1, 2 | DN | Lawrence Journal-World | Stats | Photos
«1962: In a bruising defensive battle, Missouri hands Bob Devaney's first Nebraska team its first loss, 16-7. The Nov. 3 game marked the beginning of the home sellout streak that continues today.
1967: Nebraska becomes the nation's leader in total defense after a 29-0 win at TCU. (The Blackshirts would finish the season No. 1, yielding just 157.6 yards per game.)
1972: The Huskers shut out their fourth consecutive opponent, Oklahoma State, giving No. 3 Nebraska a 332-34 point differential over its opponents after seven games.
1977: Nebraska contains Heisman candidate Terry Miller in a 31-14 win at Oklahoma State
1982: The Huskers fire on all cylinders in 52-0 romp at Kansas
1987: Nebraska ties a school record with five TD passes in a 42-7 win at Missouri.
1992: A battle of teams tied for No. 8 in the AP poll isn't close: Nebraska 52, Colorado 7
1997: Coach Tom Osborne collects win No. 250 in a 69-7 romp over Oklahoma.
2002: A late interception allows Texas to dodge an upset in Lincoln, 27-24.
2007: NU gives up 11 TDs in a 76-39 loss at Kansas. In Lincoln, Paul Meyers returns to the Athletic Department.
2012: Jamal Turner's 5-yard reception from Taylor Martinez with six seconds remaining caps Nebraska's 28-24 win at Michigan State. Martinez had 205 yards rushing, including a touchdown runs of 71 and 35 yards.
2017: The Huskers ride Tanner Lee’s arm to a last-minute win at Purdue, 25-24.