This week inHusker history
The week of Nov. 4-10, looking back in five-year intervals
«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.
«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: 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.