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Husker history

The week of Nov. 2-8, looking back in five-year intervals
1894: Nebraska loses to Missouri, 18-14, in Kansas City. Despite the loss, the Lincoln Evening News said Nebraska “played the best game ever put up by any team from this university” and attributed the loss to the “invincible line of the Missouri team and their irresistible bucking combined with Nebraska's bad luck.” | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2
1899: Iowa clobbers Nebraska, 30-0, in Omaha, and the Omaha Bee calls it “a defeat so inglorious and so decisive as to throw a pall over all of the wearers of the scarlet and cream.” | Full story
1904: A Nebraska fumble allows Iowa to lead at halftime, but the Cornhuskers rally for three second-half TDs and a 17-6 win. Nebraska outyarded the Hawkeyes by 430 to 70. | Full story
1909: A 70-yard punt return in the last two minutes gives Kansas a 6-0 win in Lincoln. | Full story
1914: Making heavy use of substitutes, Nebraska rolls past Morningside, 34-7. Vic Halligan scored on a 65-yard run for the Huskers, and Morningside was shut out until the final minute. | Full story
Fred Dale
«1919: Nebraska gets its first victory of the season, winning 12-5 at Missouri. Fred Dale scored both Husker touchdowns, one of them on a 28-yard run. | Full story
1929: A goal-line stand late in the game preserves a 12-6 win over Kansas in Lincoln. KU scored on a blocked punt in the first quarter, and the Huskers answered in the second period with touchdown runs by Clair Sloan and Willard Witte.
1934: Dana Bible uses a bye week to get his team ready for Pitt.
1939: Missouri rides the passing arm of Paul Christman to a 27-13 win over Nebraska in Columbia.
1944: NU gets just two first downs – both in the fourth quarter – as previously winless Iowa cruises, 27-6.
1949: Nebraska’s failures on offense near the goal line translate into a 27-13 Homecoming loss to Kansas. The Huskers’ Fran Nagle racked up 176 yards passing on just four completions.
1954: Amassing 416 rushing yards, NU breaks way from Kansas late in the game for a 41-20 win in Lawrence.
1959: Iowa State returns the second-half kickoff for a TD to spark a 15-point third quarter, and the Huskers lose in Ames, 18-6. One week after upsetting Oklahoma, the Huskers didn’t score until the fourth quarter.
Freeman White
«1964: All the scoring comes in a first half marked by big plays – including a 92-yard Freeman White touchdown reception – as Nebraska wins at Kansas, 14-7.
1969: The Blackshirts limit Iowa State to 146 yards of offense and Van Brownson and Jerry Tagge each direct a touchdown drive in a 17-3 victory in Lincoln
1974: Freshman Monte Anthony rushes for 157 yards in a 31-15 win at Colorado.
1979: A game-ending sack by defensive end Derrie Nelson secures a 23-20 victory at Missouri.
1984: The Husker defense holds Iowa State to 53 yards of total offense in a 44-0 romp in Ames. Doug Dubose rushed for 134 yards, and the Huskers rose to No. 2 in the AP poll.
1989: In a battle of unbeatens, Nebraska enjoys a big statistical edge but falls to Colorado, 27-21.
1994: Brook Berringer passes for 267 yards and Lawrence Phillips rushes for 153 in a 45-17 rout of Kansas.
1999: The Blackshirts limit 18th-ranked Texas A&M to 118 total yards in a 37-0 win in Lincoln. Eric Crouch and Dan Alexander each had over 130 yards rushing.
2004: Iowa State rolls up 466 yards of total offense as the Huskers fall in Ames 34-27.
2009: The Huskers generate just seven first downs, but five interceptions fuel a splendid defensive effort that keeps Oklahoma out of the end zone in a 10-3 Nebraska victory.
2014: During a bye week for Nebraska, the Huskers get a commitment from receiver Stanley Morgan of New Orleans.