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 The final game at Nebraska Field: Notre Dame vs. Nebraska, Nov. 30, 1922


This week in
Husker history

The week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1, looking back in five-year intervals
1897: Ray Benedict's 35-yard run in the second half gives Nebraska a 6-0 win against a surprisingly stubborn Iowa team in Council Bluffs. The game ended with Iowa at the NU 10 yard line.
1902: With a 12-0 win over Nothwestern, Nebraska completes the season unbeaten, untied and unscored upon. But the Western Conference is not impressed enough with NU's on-the-rise program to grant it admission, as the applications of the Cornhuskers and Notre Dame are rejected.
1907: After giving up just 35 points in their first nine games, the Cornhuskers allow nearly that total in the season finale as they fall 34-0 at St. Louis.
1917: NU scores a touchdown in the final moments but misses the extra point in a 10-9 loss to Syracuse.
«1922: In the final game at Nebraska Field, the Huskers defeat Notre Dame and the Irish backfield that would become known as the Four Horsemen. | OWH |
1927: Three of Nebraska's four AP all-conference honorees are named to the West team for a Dec. 26 all-star game in San Francisco.
1932: Four of the 11 first-team AP all-conference spots go to the Huskers.
1937: Nebraska's first field goal attempt of the season brings a 3-0 win on a snow-covered field at Kansas State. The win typified a season of unusual victories. | OWH
1942: Kansas State upsets the Huskers 19-0 in Lincoln. The seventh loss of the season and the fifth shutout suffered were both new worsts for the program, and the attendance of 6,000 was a new Memorial Stadium low.
1947: Oregon State rolls up 461 yards of total offense as the Huskers absorb a 27-6 beating in Lincoln. | OWH
1962: Miami accepts a Gotham Bowl invitation. Nebraska is one of several possible opponents mentioned, but Miami's coach says he prefers Navy.
1967: Middle guard Wayne Meylan finishes ninth in the Heisman trophy vote.
1972: Middle guard Rich Glover is the top vote-getter on the UPI All-America team, and he's the subject of some Heisman talk. Johnny Rodgers, meanwhile, deals with character questions among Heisman voters and loses out to Iowa State's George Amundson for AP Big Eight offensive player of the year.
1977: A 38-7 loss at Oklahoma sends Nebraska to a Liberty Bowl date with North Carolina.
1982: NU holds off Oklahoma 28-24 to finish undefeated in conference play for a second consecutive season.
1987: A week after a deflating loss to Oklahoma, Keith Jones rushes for 248 yards as Nebraska dominates Colorado in Boulder, 24-7.
1992: Fortunate to be leading by a point at halftime, Nebraska dominates the final 30 minutes and beats Oklahoma 33-9 in Norman.
1997: Nebraska’s national championship hopes take a hit as a seemingly comfortable lead at Colorado nearly evaporates in the final few minutes, with the Huskers holding on for a 27-24 win.
2002: A 28-13 home loss to Coloardo leaves NU with its first losing record in conference play in 34 years.
2007: All signs point to Bo Pelini as the coaching search nears a conclusion.
2012: Wisconsin runs over Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship game, 70-31.
2017: Mike Riley’s firing becomes official, and Trent Bray takes over as interim head coach.