1927 RUSHING CHAMP? Capping a remarkable senior season, Glenn Presnell rushed for 122 yards on 13 carries as Nebraska knocked New York University from the ranks of the unbeaten, 27-18, on Thanksgiving Day in Lincoln.
Presnell set up a touchdown with an 83-yard run as NU bolted to a 19-0 first-half lead. The New Yorkers roared back to make it 19-18 early in the fourth quarter, but Nebraska sealed the win with a safety and a TD.
Presnell by some accounts led the nation in rushing in 1927. Inconsistent record-keeping, however, makes his reported eight-game total of 1,446 yards less than certain.
This week inHusker history
The week of Nov. 18-24, looking back in five-year intervals
1892: After Nebraska and Iowa battle to a 10-10 tie in Omaha, the Iowa City paper claims that without George Flippin, Nebraska would have lost by 100-0.
1897: Ill will continues between Kansas and Nebraska as KU unsuccessfully pursues a rematch after the previous week's controversial game.
1907: In a game reduced to 45 minues of playing time, the Huskers rout Doane, 85-0.
A Sooner as characterized on a 1912 OU football program cover
«1912: Squaring off against Oklahoma for the first time ever, the Huskers manage a 13-9 win in Lincoln. The game capped a season of booming gate receipts.
1922: Nebraska starts its second string in a 21-0 victory over pass-happy Kansas State.
1927: In its final Missouri Valley Conference game, NU clobbers Kansas State, 33-0. | OWH | DN
1932: Wins of 5-0 at Oklahoma (1, 2) and 21-6 over Missouri (1, 2) give the Huskers a perfect record in Big Six play. Four of the 11 spots on the United Press all-conference team go to NU.
1937: The Huskers put it all together in a 28-0 win over Iowa. It's Nebraska's biggest point production of the season, and the Hawkeyes sophomore star, Nile Kinnick, is kept bottled up. | OWH | DN
1942: In the most lopsided defeat in the program's 53-year history, Nebraska loses 46-0 to a star-studded Iowa Pre-Flight team coached by former Minnesota coach Bernie Bierman. | OWH | DN
«1947: Bud Wilkinson's first Oklahoma team hands the Huskers a 14-13 loss. One of Nebraska's touchdowns came when Cletus Fisher intercepted a Darrell Royal pass and returned it 65 yards to paydirt. | OWH | DN
1952: Eddie Crowder stars at quarterback as Oklahoma rolls to a 34-13 win against the Huskers, who are without the services of injured senior halfback Bobby Reynolds. | OWH | DN
1957: In Oklahoma's first game after the end of its 47-game winning streak, the Sooners rout the Huskers in a game Nebraska led in the second quarter. | OWH | DN
1962: After a 34-6 loss to Oklahoma, the Huskers incorrectly assume they're out of the bowl picture.
1967: Two close losses – 10-7 to Missouri and 21-14 to Oklahoma – end the season for the 6-4 Huskers.
1972: Playing two games just five days apart, NU rolls over Kansas State but loses 17-14 to Oklahoma.
«1987: In a much-hyped matchup, No. 1 Nebraska falls 17-7 to No. 2 Oklahoma in Lincoln.
1992: Gary Gibbs says his Sooners are a confident bunch heading into their annual showdown with Nebraska.
1997: There's speculation about who would win a Nebraska-Michigan game as both teams continue their unbeaten seasons with no chance of meeting in a bowl game.
2002: Word gets out that athletic director Bill Byrne has his eye on the Texas A&M job.
2012: The Huskers lock up a berth in the Big Ten title game with a 13-7 win at Iowa. For the fifth time in the 2012 season, Nebraska rallied from a second-half deficit to win.
2017: After Mike Riley's Huskers drop their final two games to Penn State and Iowa, there's a report that Scott Frost to Nebraska is a done deal, but it's also said that Florida will meet with the former Husker QB's representatives