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This week in Husker history
The week of April 13-19, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1929: Practices resume for Dana X. Bible's team after spring break.
 
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«1939: It's “Harvard” vs. “Yale” in three scrimmages (1, 2, 3), with the final one of spring still to come. Herm Rohrig is out for the rest of spring with a chipped bone in his ankle.
 
1949: In the final scrimmage of spring, the Whites prevail, 7-6, by blocking the conversion try after the Reds scored with half a minute left.
 
1959: The Reds beat the Whites in a scrimmage, 20-6. (The Varsity-Alumni spring game would not take place until May 9.)
 
1999: Frank Solich finds consistent offense to be lacking* in the spring game. Mean­while, receiver Shevin Wiggins is granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA.
 
2004: Fans get their first look at the new West Coast offense as the Reds bury the Whites in the spring game.
 
2009: Zac Lee puts up the best numbers among the spring game quarterbacks, completing all but three of his 18 passes. Latravis Washington and Cody Green also had their moments.
 
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