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This week in
Husker history

The week of Nov. 9-15, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1894: Nebraska rolls to a 36-6 win against the Omaha YMCA. Only “a fluke of the worst kind” enabled the Y men to score, the Omaha Bee reported. | Full story
 
1899: A five-yard touchdown run by Raymond Benedict in the second half lifts Nebraska to a 12-6 victory over Drake in Des Moines. Benedict also scored in the first half on a 25-yard run.
 
1904: Haskell uses a fast start to defeat Nebraska in Kansas City, 14-6. | Full story
 
1914: Guy Chamberlin scores three touchdowns and Dick Rutherford two as Nebraska claims the Missouri Valley championship with a 35-0 romp over Kansas. | Full story
 
1919: After trailing by a point at halftime, NU scores on two drives of under 25 yards to beat Kansas, 19-7.
 
1924: The Huskers score first but then are walloped at Notre Dame, 34-6. The Four Horsemen avenged 1922 and 1923 losses to Nebraska.
 
1934: Pitt buries Nebraska, 25-6, in Lincoln, holding the Huskers to under 100 yards and not allowing a score until the fourth quarter. The Pittsburgh Press called it “one of the most crushing defeats since the first Plainsmen jumped out of their covered wagons and learned the art of block and tackle.”
 
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«1939: Nebraska fends off a late Kansas foray into the red zone and hangs on for a 7-0 win in Lincoln. In the second quarter, Herm Rohrig set up his own 8-yard TD run with a 26-yard punt return to the Kansas 33. Next up: archrival Pitt.
 
1944: Backup QB Gene Phelps scores all three Iowa State TDs as the Cyclones prevail in Lincoln, 19-6. Nebraska's only score came early in the third quarter on a 27-yard run by Joe Kessler that tied the game, 6-6.
 
1949: Nebraska gets just 85 yards and four first downs, but a 70-yard punt return by speedy Harry McGinnis saves the day and gives the Huskers a 7-0 win at Iowa State.
 
1954: Nebraska's Orange Bowl hopes remain intact despite a 21-7 loss to Pitt.
 
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«1959: A 62-yard interception return by Don Fricke (left) and Carroll Zaruba's 73-yard run, both in the first quarter, give Nebraska a 14-12 win over Colorado.
 
1964: Frank Solich's 89-yard kickoff return gives the Huskers a lead they would not relinquish in a 27-14 win over Oklahoma State.
 
1969: Fullback Dan Schneiss' 34-yard run and 12-yard reception set up the winning fourth-quarter score as Nebraska rallies to beat Kansas State, 10-7, in Manhattan.
 
1974: Monte Anthony scores twice as Nebraska rolls to a 23-13 win over Iowa State.
 
1979: Nebraska overcomes five lost fumbles in a 21-12 victory at Kansas State.
 
1984: Doug DuBose and Jeff Smith combine for 213 rushing yards as the Huskers throttle Kansas, 41-7
 
1989: Ken Clark tops 1,000 rushing yards for the second consecutive season in a 51-14 win over Kansas.
 
1994: The Huskers score two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away from Iowa State, 28-12.
 
1999: In a battle of top-10 teams, the Huskers dominate Kansas State, 41-15.
 
2004: Bill Callahan's “hillbillies” comment is part of the bad feelings following NU's 30-3 loss at Oklahoma.
 
2009: Two TD runs by Roy Helu in the final seven minutes lift Nebraska to a 31-17 win over Kansas. Also, Thunder Collins receives a life sentence for murder.
 
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