This week inHusker history
The week of Nov. 16-22, looking back in five-year intervals
1894: A first-half touchdown gives Nebraska a 6-0 win at Ottawa.
1899: Ray Benedict kicks four field goals – one of them reportedly from the 45 yard line – to account for all of Nebraska's scoring in a 36-20 loss to Kansas. | Full story
1904: Even with its two biggest stars sitting out the game, Nebraska manhandles Bellevue, 51-0. | Full story
«1909: Despite losing three fumbles inside the Denver 10-yard line, the Cornhuskers manage a 6-5 win. Nebraska's touchdown came on a punt return by LeRoy Temple. | Full story
1914: Vic Halligan's three field goals prove to be the difference as Nebraska downs Iowa in Iowa City, 16-7.
1924: Nebraska scores three times from long range — a 70-yard run and passes of 55 and 35 yards — in a 24-0 romp at Kansas State.
1929: On a muddy field in Lincoln, the Huskers and Oklahoma battle to a 13-13 draw, NU's third tie of the season. Late in the game, a fumble inside the Sooners 20 thwarted the Huskers' final chance at victory.
«1934: Virgil Yelkin's field goal in the fourth quarter lets Nebraska escape muddy Lawrence with a 3-0 win over Kansas.
1939: The Huskers pull off a rare victory over nemesis Pitt, 14-13, as Vike Francis and Henry Rohn score their first collegiate touchdowns. Also, tragedy strikes the program as Doug Davies of Hastings dies during the annual freshman intrasquad game.
1949: Three big first-half plays — touchdown runs by Harry Meginnis (55 yards) and Nick Aducci (76 yards) and a 44-yard pass from Fran Nagle to Frank Simon — help lift Nebraska to a 25-14 win over Colorado, making their first visit to Lincoln since 1907. It was the final game for Husker great Tom Novak, who was honored at halftime.
1954: Oklahoma sends Nebraska limping off to the Orange Bowl with a 55-7 thumping in Norman. Eight Sooners scored touchdowns, and Oklahoma outyarded the Huskers 577-162.
1959: Shut out in its previous four games, Kansas State finds an offense and registers a 29-14 upset over visiting Nebraska, denying the Huskers a .500 season. Carroll Zaruba's 19-yard run gave Nebraska a 14-10 lead early in the third quarter, but it was all KSU after that — two TDs, a safety and a field goal.
1964: Oklahoma scores two fourth-quarter TDs to upset Nebraska, 17-7, and ruin the Huskers' hopes for a perfect season. The Huskers managed just 86 net rushing yards.
1969: Sophomore I-back Jeff Kinney outshines Heisman winner Steve Owens as Nebraska blasts Oklahoma in Norman, 44-14. Kinney scored three TDs, passed for a fourth and rushed for 127 yards.
1974: The Huskers tune up for their showdown with top-ranked Oklahoma by beating Kansas State, 35-7.
1979: Nebraska holds Iowa State to eight first downs and 127 yards in a 34-3 win in Lincoln.
1984: Oklahoma scores 10 fourth-quarter points and makes a pivotal goal-line stand to defeat Nebraska, 17-7, and snap the Huskers 27-game conference winning streak.
1989: Gerry Gdowski passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-25 win over Oklahoma.
2004: Four scholarship players leave the program.
2009: The Blackshirts come up big at key moments and special teams shine as Nebraska clinches a trip to the Big 12 championship game with a 17-3 win over Kansas State.
2014: A Minnesota takeaway inside the Gophers' 5-yard line with less than 90 seconds remaining seals a 28-24 Husker loss in Lincoln.