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The week of Oct. 5-11, looking back in five-year intervals
1899: Nebraska takes a 33-0 beating in its season opener at Iowa State.
1904: Colorado is badly outyarded but snaps Nebraska’s 24-game winning streak in a 6-0 decision in Boulder. For more than 90 years the streak would stand as the longest in school history.
1909: Five Cornhuskers score touchdowns as Nebraska hammers Knox, 34-0.
1914: South Dakota battles Nebraska to a 0-0 tie in Lincoln. | Full story
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«1919: Elmer Schellenberg’s 30-yard TD run gives Nebraska a 6-6 tie at Minnesota.
1924: Oklahoma upsets Nebraska in Norman, 14-7, its first win in the series in six tries. The Sooners scored on a blocked punt and led 14-0 at halftime.
1929: The Dana X. Bible era begins with 0-0 tie against SMU.
1934: The Huskers’ tough defense near the goal line repels several Minnesota scoring chances, but the Gophers still manage a 20-0 win in Minneapolis.
1939: Second-string halfback Bob DeFruiter scores on a reverse in the second quarter, and Nebraska’s defense makes that hold up for a 6-0 win over Minnesota. NU was outyarded 171-138, and each team had eight first downs.
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1949: Ron Clark (right) returns the opening kickoff 100 yards to help boost Nebraska to a 13-6 win at Kansas State. The Huskers’ other TD came 13 seconds before halftime when Fran Nagle passed 21 yards to Bob Schleiger following a Dick Regier interception. KSU didn't score until the fourth quarter. »
1954: Kansas State caps a 66-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge with 3:25 left, sending Nebraska to a 7-3 loss in Lincoln. The defenses dominated as the Huskers netted just 146 yards and KSU 144.
1959: Kansas wins in Lincoln, 10-3, on flanker Dale Remsberg’s disputed catch of an 8-yard pass from John Hadl. Husker quarterback Tom Kramer was lost for the season with a lower-leg injury.
1964: Bob Churchich guides Nebraska to 401 yards of total offense in a 28-6 win over South Carolina. The Gamecocks, quarterbacked by Dan Reeves, netted 240 yards passing but just 3 yards on the ground.
1969: The Huskers manage just 36 yards rushing in a 17-7 loss at Missouri to open Big Eight play.
1974: Nebraska limits Minnesota to three first downs and 64 total yards in a 54-0 rout in Lincoln.
1979: Jarvis Redwine rushes for 120 yards, all in the first half, as Nebraska crushes New Mexico State, 57-0.
1984: In a battle of top-10 teams, Shane Swanson’s 49-yard punt return in the fourth quarter breaks open a 3-3 game, and Nebraska wins, 17-3. Doug Dubose rushed for 157 yards on 30 carries.
1989: Ken Clark rushes for 166 yards as Nebraska dominates Kansas State, 58-7.
1994: Lawrence Phillips rushes for 221 yards and third-team QB Matt Turman is pressed into service as NU downs Oklahoma State, 32-3. Meanwhile, it becomes evident that Tommie Frazier’s season is probably over.
1999: Nebraska outrushes Iowa State, the nation’s leader in ground yardage, by 439 to 146 in a 49-14 romp in Lincoln. Also, six Huskers earn spots on Sports Illusrated’s All-Century Team.
2004: Nebraska is buried by a dazzling Texas Tech passing game and a flurry of turnovers in a 70-10 loss in Lubbock. It was the worst margin of defeat in Husker history.
2009: After being stymied for three quarters by their own miscues and Missouri’s defense, the Huskers explode for four fourth-quarter TDs in a 27-12 win on a rainy Thursday night in Columbia.
2014: Old foes Tommie Frazier and Danny Wuerffel are enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame at its new location in Atlanta. | HOF Huskers