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This week in
Husker history

The week of Sept. 15-21, looking back in five-year intervals
«1903: Chicago poaches Nebraska’s John Tobin, thanks to the efforts of former NU and Chicago player Deacon Koehler, an assistant coach for the Maroons. Meanwhile, Nebraska coach Bummy Booth bemoans the dearth of talent returning for 1903.
1908: Lots of lettermen return for the 1908 Cornhuskers: 1, 2
1913: Coach Jumbo Stiehm’s Cornhuskers wrap up their first week of practice.
1943: Ex-Husker Harry Hopp scores three TDs in the Detroit Lions' season opener.
1953: In the Huskers’ first nationally televised game, mistake-plagued Nebraska falls to Oregon, 20-17.
1958: Nebraska pulls off a surprise win over Penn State in the season opener and snaps a seven-game losing streak.
1963: The Huskers open Bob Devaney’s second season with 58-7 win over South Dakota State. It is Nebraska’s highest point total since 1927.
1968: Nebraska piles up 518 yards, including more than 300 via passing, as the Huskers dominate Utah, 31-0.
1978: The Huskers roll to a 35-0 halftime lead en route to a 56-10 win over Hawaii.
1983: Racking up the most points in a game for NU since 1917, the Huskers’ “Scoring Explosion” offense lives up to its name in an 84-13 laugher over Minnesota. Meanwhile, quarterback Turner Gill wonders whether football or baseball is where his future lies.
1993: True freshman Lawrence Phillips comes off the bench to rush for 137 yards as the Huskers overcome a minus-four turnover margin to beat UCLA in Pasadena, 14-13.
1998: Rehabbed from injuries, I-back DeAngelo Evans prepares for his first game action in more than 21 months as the Washington Huskies get set to visit Lincoln.
2003: Former NU defensive coordinator Craig Bohl enjoys a good start as head coach at North Dakota State.
2008: Opponents’ spread offenses give sophomore Eric Hagg lots of action at nickel back.
2013: The Huskers amass more than 300 yards rushing and 300 yards passing in the same game for the first time in school history in a 59-20 win over South Dakota State. Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III filled in at quarterback for the injured Taylor Martinez. The win capped a tumultuous week for Bo Pelini, who apologized after he was heard in an audio recording cursing about Husker fans and reporters after the 2011 win over Ohio State.
2018: The Huskers are off to an 0-2 start for the first time in more than 60 years as Troy pulls off a 24-19 upset in Lincoln.