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The week of Nov. 4-10, looking back in five-year intervals
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«1892: Missouri forfeits its scheduled Nov. 5 game against Nebraska in Omaha, refusing to play against an African-American player, NU halfback George Flippin. This Lincoln Evening News item from two weeks earlier mentions the likelihood of a Mizzou forfeit.
1897: Nebraska has the week off, but there's a big buildup for the upcoming game against Kansas.
1902: Johnny Bender's touchdown run on a fake kick helps the Cornhuskers beat Kansas, 16-0.
1907: Nebraska's only conference game of the season is a 16-7 win at Kansas. | Lincoln Star | Omaha Bee | DN | OWH
1912: It's Nebraska 54, Doane 6 in the 18th and final game between two schools located just 25 miles apart. | Lincoln Star | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | OWH | DN
1917: Big plays are plentiful as Nebraska rolls to a 52-0 win over Missouri.
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«1922: After weeks of being built up as a wonder team, the high-flying Huskers land with a thud in a 9-6 loss at Syracuse. Nebraska managed just three first downs, and the only NU touchdown came on a fumble return.
1927: Nebraska erupts for four third-quarter touchdowns en route to a 47-13 win over Kansas. An interception by Nebraska's Bud McBride at the goal line kept Kansas from taking a halftime lead, and after that it was all Huskers. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | OWH | DN | Stats | Notes
1932: The Huskers escape Iowa City with a 14-13 win, thanks to a failed extra point by the Hawkeyes, who trailed 14-0 entering the fourth quarter. | AP | Des Moines Register: 1, 2 | LJS: 1, 2, 3, 4 | DN | Stats | Play by play | Photos
1937: Despite more than doubling Kansas in total offense, Nebraska needs an 80-yard drive late in the fourth quarter to salvage a 13-13 tie. A crucial 4th-and-11 conversion kept the drive alive. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | DN | Lawrence Journal-World: 1, 2 | Stats | Photos
1942: Nebraska scores first but loses 26-6 to league champion Missouri. Two Tigers suffer broken arms. | OWH | LJS: 1, 2 | Des Moines Register | DN | Stats
1947: Nebraska's failed fourth-down gamble leads to a Kansas touchdown with 40 seconds left and a 13-7 Homecoming loss to the Jayhawks. It was the second consecutive victory for Kansas coach George Sauer over his former Nebraska teammate, Husker coach Bernie Masterson. | AP | DN | Lawrence Journal-World | Stats
1952: After a shakeup on offense by coach Bill Glassford, Nebraska gets its first road win over an AP top 10 team by upsetting No. 7 Kansas, 14-13. Bobby Reynolds' two PATs were crucial. | LJS | AP | OWH | DN | Lawrence Journal-World | Stats | Photos
1957: Nebraska's 11-game wining streak against Iowa State ends with a 13-0 loss in Ames. | LJS: 1, 2 | Des Moines Register: 1, 2 | DN | Stats: 1, 2 | Photos: 1, 2
1962: Underdog Nebraska hammers Kansas with 32 points in the first 18 minutes and rolls to a 40-16 win in Lawrence. Each of the game's seven touchdowns was followed by a successful two-point conversion.
1967 Orduna run vs. Iowa State
Joe Orduna high-steps for 8 yards against Iowa State.
1967: The Huskers hold Iowa State to negative rushing yards in a 12-0 win, NU's second consecutive shutout.
1972: The Blackshirts yield their first points since Sept. 23, but the Huskers win 33-10 at Colorado. Also, former Nebraska coach and athletic director George "Potsy" Clark dies at age 78 in California.
1977: Nebraska keeps Mizzou QB Pete Woods in check in a 21-10 victory in Columbia.
1982: Mike Rozier breaks Bobby Reynolds' single-season rushing record in a 48-10 win over Oklahoma State.
«1987: Keith Jones rushes for 240 yards on just 15 carries in a 42-3 victory over Iowa State.
1992: The Huskers roll, 49-7, over No. 13 Kansas.
1997: Nebraska preserves its national championship hopes with the famous flea-kicker win at Missouri.
2002: The Jayhawks are competitive for a quarter before falling 45-7 to the Huskers in Lincoln.
2007: A 73-31 romp over Kansas State gives the Huskers their first win in six weeks, and Joe Ganz earns Big 12 and national player-of-the-week honors. Also, Jim Rose resigns as the radio voice of the Huskers, citing personal reasons.
2012: The Huskers rally from a 20-6 halftime deficit to beat Penn State, 32-23.
2017: Athletic Director Bill Moos says he has made no decision on coach Mike Riley's future after the Huskers suffer their third consecutive home defeat in an overtime loss to Northwestern, 31-24.