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This week in
Husker history

The week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6, looking back in five-year intervals
1904: A 6-foot-3, 260-pound “Goliath” of secret identity is said to be among the prospective members of Nebraska's 1904 squad. | Full story
1909: Coach “W.C.” King Cole faces pressure for improvement over the 7-2-1 season of 1908. | Full story
1914: Nebraska's playing field gets new sod at an expense of nearly $1,000. | Full story
1964 media guide cover
«1964: Bob Devaney is not hyping his team much despite the successful 1963 campaign capped by an Orange Bowl victory.
1984: Nebraska is featured prominently in a Sports Illustrated feature on walk-ons' success.
1989: The book “Big Red Confidential” casts an unflattering light on Nebraska football.
1994: Former Husker Scott Baldwin is released from court-ordered treatment.
1999: After a slow start, Nebraska rolls to a 42-7 win at Iowa in Kirk Ferentz’s first game as the Hawkeyes' coach. No. 2 quarterback Eric Crouch had three touchdown runs, including this memorable one.
2004: In Bill Callahan's Nebraska coaching debut, the Huskers blast Division 1-AA Western Illinois, 56-17, despite Joe Dailey’s four interceptions.
2009: The Huskers open the season with a 49-3 romp over Howard Schnellenberger's Florida Atlantic Owls.
2014: Ameer Abdullah's 58-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the final half-minute lets Nebraska avoid overtime in a 31-24 win over FCS opponent McNeese State.