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 in Husker history
The week of Nov. 18-24, looking back in five-year intervals
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
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
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
In its final Missouri Valley Conference game, NU clobbers Kansas State
, 33-0. | OWH
Wins of 5-0 at Oklahoma (1
) and 21-6 over Missouri (1
) 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.
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
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
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
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
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
After a 34-6 loss
to Oklahoma, the Huskers incorrectly assume they're out of the bowl picture.
Two close losses – 10-7 to Missouri
and 21-14 to Oklahoma
– end the season for the 6-4 Huskers.
Playing two games just five days apart, NU rolls over Kansas State
but loses 17-14 to Oklahoma
In a much-hyped matchup, No. 1 Nebraska falls 17-7
to No. 2 Oklahoma in Lincoln.
Gary Gibbs says his Sooners are a confident bunch
heading into their annual showdown with Nebraska.
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.
Word gets out that athletic director Bill Byrne
has his eye on the Texas A&M job.
One day after Nebraska loses 65-51
at Colorado, Bill Callahan is fired
as head coach.
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.