This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 21-27, looking back in five-year intervals:
1894: The Omaha Bee has a decidedly pessimistic preview of the upcoming football season at Nebraska.
«1904: NU lineman Leslie Mills gets noticed because of his eye-popping weight: 265 pounds. Meanwhile, the Cornhuskers open the season with a 72-0 romp over Grand Island College but then have a tougher time in an abbreviated game against Lincoln High.
1949: After leading by just 13-6 at halftime, the Huskers take control and put away visiting South Dakota, 33-6, in coach Bill Glassfords first game at the helm. Nebraska halfbacks Bill Mueller and Gerald Ferguson each rushed for 100 yards or more, and the Coyotes were held to three first downs. | OWH: 1, 2
1954: Nebraska takes a 7-6 lead into the locker room, but Minnesota wears down the visiting Huskers in the second half and pulls away for a 19-7 victory. The Huskers' only touchdown came on 48-yard run by halfback Ron Clark, who finished with 110 yards despite being troubled by a leg injury.
1959: Nebraska recovers five Minnesota fumbles and intercepts three passes in a 32-12 road win over the Golden Gophers. Clay White had three second-half TDs after Nebraska led 13-12 at halftime. In addition to the turnover advantage, the Huskers had a 233-179 yardage edge. Also, former Husker football and baseball captain Buck Beltzer dies at age 71.
1964: After tailing by 21-12 with less than eight minutes left, the Huskers rally for a 26-21 win at Minnesota behind Fred Dudas hot passing hand.
1969: The Blackshirts hold Texas A&M to 171 total yards as the Aggies are shut out in Lincoln, 14-0
1974: Favored by 15 points but missing the services of quarterback Dave Humm for most of the game, the Huskers lose at Wisconsin, 21-20, on a 77-yard pass in the final four minutes.
1979: The Huskers overcome a 21-7 deficit in the final 20 minutes to win at Iowa, 24-21.
1984: Nebraska dominates No. 8 UCLA at the Rose Bowl, 42-3, as the defense registers eight QB sacks.
1989: Ken Clark rushes for 100 yards as the Huskers roll at Minnesota, 48-0.
1994: The Huskers crush Pacific, 70-21, but the big news is that Tommie Frazier might be done for the season because of a blood clot in his right calf.
1999: Nebraska wins easily at Missouri, 40-10.
2004: Two weeks after withdrawing from classes at Nebraska, Richie Incognito enrolls at Oregon* on an athletic scholarship and awaits clearance to practice with the Ducks.
2009: The Huskers and many of their fans sport a retro look for Nebraska's 300th consecutive home sellout, a 55-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
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