This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 1-7, looking back in five-year intervals:
1958: Bill Jennings boots 1957 co-captain Mike Lee from the team for undisclosed reasons.
1963: AP picks Oklahoma first and Nebraska second in the Big Eight.
1968: Big Eight skywriters pick Oklahoma and Nebraska to finish first and second in the conference.
1973: The Huskers get ready for Tom Osborne's debut against UCLA.
«1978: In a night game on national TV, top-ranked Alabama shuts down the visiting Huskers, 20-3, in the season opener for both teams.
1983: Nebraska gains a stronger grip on its No. 1 ranking after its win over Penn State.
1988: The Huskers improve to 2-0 with a 63-13 pasting of Utah State.
1993: Nebraska opens the season with a 76-14 rout over North Texas.
1998: Subbing for the injured Bobby Newcombe, Eric Crouch gets his first start at quarterback as the Huskers beat Alabama-Birmingham, 38-7.
2003: Utah State keeps the game close for the first 30 minutes, but Nebraska pulls away in the second half for a 31-7 win.
2008: The Huskers' offense sputters, but the defense and special teams come through in a 35-12 win over San Jose State. Also, former Osborne assistant Lance Van Zandt dies at age 69 in Texas.
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