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This week in
Husker history

The week of Dec. 21-27, looking back in five-year intervals:
1894: Nebraska wins ugly on Christmas Day, 10-6, against the Omaha YMCA, a team NU had beaten earlier in the season by 30 points. | Full story | OWH story and PDF
1909: After a 3-3-2 season, there's a movement to bring John Westover or another former player aboard as coach, but W.C. “King” Cole would ultimately return for another season.
1919: Having no conference affiliation, Nebraska schedules 1920 games against Washington State, Penn State and Michigan State.
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«1954: The Huskers, two-touchdown underdogs, arrive in Miami for their Orange Bowl game against Duke.
1964: The Huskers wrap up four days of workouts in balmy Brownsville, Texas, and then fly to Dallas for their Cotton Bowl game against Arkansas.
1974: The Huskers practice in Tulane Stadium for their game against Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
1979: Nebraska looks to bounce back from its loss to Oklahoma as the team arrives in Dallas to face Houston in the Cotton Bowl.
1989: Linebacker Mike Petko does some growing up after going down a path that saw him emulating Brian Bosworth.
1994: Eight days before the Orange Bowl, quarterback Tommie Frazier takes full contact for the first time since early fall as the Huskers scrimmage in preparation for their high-stakes game against Miami. Who will start at QB, however, remains up in the air. More: 1, 2
1999: The Huskers practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., for their Fiesta Bowl game against Tennessee.
2004: Accusations fly between Nebraska and Houston after a proposed Thursday night game to open the 2005 season falls through.
2009: Ndamukong Suh becomes the first defensive player to be named AP College Football Player of the Year. Meanwhile, the Huskers arrive in San Diego for their Holiday Bowl game against Arizona.
2014: Underdog Nebraska, coached by Barney Cotton, hangs tough with Southern Cal but comes up just short in a 45-42 Holiday Bowl loss.