This week inHusker history
The week of Sept. 8-14, looking back in five-year intervals
1903: Coach Bummy Booth says rule changes wont have a long-term effect on the style of the game. | Quarterback's role
1918: U.S. Sen. Gilbert Hitchcock, D-Neb., asks the War Department to rule on whether intercollegiate football will be permitted on campuses with Student Army Training Corps programs. | War, Football and Influenza
1938: Coach Biff Jones says he'll have to rely heavily on sophomores during the upcoming season.
1943: Coach Adolph J. Lewandowski says two promising freshmen are likely to be drafted into military service.
1963: Nebraska is picked to finish second in the Big Eight behind Oklahoma.
1968: Paul Rogers' 51-yard field goal in the final half-minute lifts Nebraska to a 13-10 win over Wyoming. During the game, Ernie Sigler replaced Frank Patrick at quarterback, a job he would keep for the rest of the season.
1973: Tom Osborne's career as head coach begins with an exclamation point: Nebraska 40, UCLA 13.
1978: The Huskers struggle to beat Cal, 36-26. Nebraska didn't get its first lead until early in the fourth quarter.
1983: Mike Rozier runs for four touchdowns and 191 yards as he breaks I.M. Hipp's school career rushing record in a 56-20 win over Wyoming,
1988: Troy Aikman and UCLA drub the Huskers, 41-28, after stunning Nebraska with a 28-0 first quarter.
1993: The Huskers defeat Texas Tech, 50-27, in a game Nebraska didn't put away until late in the third quarter.
1998: Third-string quarterback Monte Christo is pressed into service as the Huskers defeat Cal, 24-3, on the road.
2003: David Dyches kicks four field goals as the Huskers turn away Penn State, 18-10, in what turned out to be PSU coach Joe Paterno's last game at Memorial Stadium.
2008: Quarterback Joe Ganz registers a rare trifecta as the Huskers improve to 3-0 with a 38-7 win over New Mexico State.
2013: After jumping to a 21-3 lead, Nebraska has no answers in the final 2½ quarters as UCLA rolls to a 41-21 win in Lincoln.