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This week in Husker history
The week of Oct. 12-18, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1899: The season opens with a 6-6 tie with the Kansas City Medical College. It was a marked improvement from the previous year’s result, a 24-0 Nebraska loss. | Full story
 
1904: Nebraska dominates Creighton, 39-0, before a crowd of 3,500 in Omaha. It was the first of three games between the schools – all shutout victories for the Cornhuskers. | Full story
 
1909: After a scoreless first half, Nebraska falls to Minnesota, 14-0, in Omaha. | Full story | Feature page
 
1914: Long touchdown runs by Herb Potter, Dick Rutherford and Guy Chamberlin help Nebraska overwhelm Kansas State, 31-0, in Manhattan.
 
1919: George Gipp* stars as Notre Dame holds off Nebraska, 14-9. Notre Dame scored with some razzle-dazzle on the opening kickoff.
 
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«1924: John “Choppy” Rhodes (left) scores twice on “sensational sprints” and the Huskers get two touchdowns on interception returns in a 33-7 romp over Colgate. The visitors somehow had a slight edge in total offense.
 
1929: Underdog Nebraska uses a powerful running game to win at Syracuse, 13-6. Bob Young and Clair Sloan scored the Huskers’ touchdowns.
 
1934: For the second year in a row, a missed PAT by Iowa’s Russ Fisher is the difference as Nebraska edges the Hawkeyes, 14-13. There was no scoring until the third period, when Lester McDonald's leaping grab of a Henry Bauer pass gave NU a lead it would not relinquish. The game was tense until the final play, when Johnny Williams batted down Iowa's last-gasp pass.
 
1939: A 30-yard Herm Rohrig field goal and a 14-yard run by Walter Luther pace Nebraska to a 10-7 win at Iowa State. A blocked punt set up Iowa State’s only score, a 1-yard TD plunge in the fourth quarter.
 
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«1944: Nebraska musters just one first down in a 54-0 shellacking at Indiana.
 
1949: The Huskers are held to 25 yards of total offense — still the lowest total on record at Nebraska — in a 22-7 loss at Penn State. NU’s only score came on Ron Clark's 82-yard punt return.
 
1954: Nebraska uses big plays, including an 84-yard run by John Edwards, to down Oregon State, 27-7.
 
1959: Indiana takes advantage of a disastrous start by butter-fingered Nebraska and cruises to a 23-7 win in Lincoln. The Huskers were outyarded by 419 to 76, but they did put together a 90-yard, penalty-aided drive capped by a 19-yard TD pass from Harry Tolly to Carroll Zaruba.
 
1964: Nebraska crushes Kansas State, 47-0, limiting the Wildcats to three first downs and 36 total yards.
 
1969: Nebraska scores with 1:22 remaining to edge Kansas, 21-17, after a controversial pass-interference penalty. Paul Rogers kicked a Big Eight-record 55-yard field goal in the first quarter.
 
1974: The Huskers take a 10-0 lead in the fourth quarter, but Missouri erupts for three touchdowns in a 4½-minute span to win in Lincoln, 21-10.
 
1979: Jarvis Redwine rushes for 157 yards, and reserve I-back Craig Johnson breaks loose for a school-record 94-yard TD run as Nebraska dominates Kansas, 42-0.
 
1984: The defense scores twice — a Ken Graeber safety and a Marc Munford interception return — to help turn back Missouri, 33-23.
 
1989: Nebraska scores on the game’s first four possessions — its first two and Missouri’s first two — and cruises to its most lopsided win ever in Columbia, 50-7.
 
1994: With third-team quarterback Matt Turman starting for the Huskers, the Blackshirts shut down Kansas State's high-flying offense in a 17-6 win in Manhattan
 
2004: Joe Dailey passes for five TDs and a school-record 342 yards as the Huskers down Baylor, 59-27.
 
2009: Bumbling play by the offense dooms the Huskers in a 31-10 loss to Texas Tech.
 
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