This week in Husker history
The week of Nov. 23-29, looking back in five-year intervals:
1894: Nebraska scores eight TDs (worth four points each) and obliterates Iowa, 36-0, in Omaha. Future Utah governor and U.S. secretary of war George Dern scored on a long run in his final game for NU. | Game story
1899: Nebraska loses at South Dakota, 6-5, as the final whistle blows with Nebraska in possession inside the South Dakota one-yard line. | Full story
1904: Johnny Bender's long runs – an 80-yard touchdown and a 60-yarder that set up another TD – help the Huskers end the season in rousing fashion as Nebraska beats Illinois, 16-10. | Full story
1909: Haskell, coached by former Nebraska star Johnny Bender, uses its speed advantage to down the Cornhuskers, 16-5, in Lincoln. NU's only touchdown came on a 20-yard run by Sylvester Shonka. | Full story
«1919: On a bitterly cold day in Lincoln, Paul Dobson's drop-kick from the 30 yard line gives Nebraska a 3-0 win over Syracuse. | Full story
1924: After failing to pick up any first downs in the first half, Nebraska dominates the final 30 minutes for a 14-0 win over Oregon State. Long runs by Roland Locke fueled the Huskers' second-half surge. Nebraska nearly quadrupled OSU in total offense, 297-76.
1929: The Huskers use a touchdown and two safeties to win at Kansas State, 10-6, and then turn aside Iowa State in Lincoln, 31-12, to claim the Big Six championship. Halfback Red Young, playing in place of the injured Clair Sloan, scored the Huskers' only touchdown in the first game and three TDs in the second.
1934: Two fourth-quarter TDs, including a 29-yard pass from Chief Bauer to Toby Eldridge, give Nebraska a 13-6 win over Missouri. But five days later it's Kansas State coming up big in the final period as KSU claims the Big Six title with a 19-7 win.
1939: Nebraska gets two second-quarter TD passes from Herm Rohrig to Roy Petsch, then holds on for a 13-7 win over Oklahoma for a second-place Big Six finish. The Huskers won despite gaining just 20 yards and no first downs in the second half.
1944: Nebraska trounces Kansas State, 35-0, in the snow and rain before a paltry crowd in Manhattan. Five Huskers scored a touchdown apiece.
1954: The Huskers roll up 641 yards of total offense in a 50-0 romp at Hawaii. Ron Clark, Dirkes Rolston and Don Comstock had touchdown runs of 78, 64 and 63 yards, respectively. Also, the Huskers learn that Duke will be their Orange Bowl opponent.
1974: After taking a 14-7 lead in the third quarter against No. 1 Oklahoma, the Huskers surrender 21 unanswered points in a 28-14 loss in Lincoln.
1979: Oklahoma's Billy Sims rushes for 247 yards as the Sooners dash NU's hopes for a perfect season, 17-14. Nebraska's second touchdown came on a 15-yard run by guard Randy Schleusner on a fumbleroosky play.
1994: Nebraska struggles on offense but shines on defense as a 13-3 win at Oklahoma caps a perfect regular season.
1999: After Colorado erupts for 24 fourth-quarter points to force overtime, Eric Crouch's one-yard run wins it for the Huskers, 33-30.
2004: It's the first losing season for Nebraska since 1961 as the Huskers fall at home to Colorado, 26-20.
2009: It isn't pretty, but the Huskers get a 28-20 win against a three-win Colorado team in Boulder.
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