This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 28 through Jan. 3, looking back in five-year intervals:
1904-05: After weeks of uncertainty, Walter C. Booth is retained for a sixth season as head coach. Also, East Coast bias is alleged as Walter Camp makes his All-America selections, with Nebraska's John Bender named to the third team.
1914-15: The Cornhuskers schedule Notre Dame for the first time, starting a series that would see the teams meet every year from 1915 through 1925. Also, Dick Rutherford is elected captain for 1915.
1919-20: Nebraska arranges its first East Coast game, against Rutgers at New York City's Polo Grounds.
1954-55: Duke throttles the Huskers in the Orange Bowl, 34-7.
1964-65: Arkansas rallies for a 10-7 win over Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl.
1974-75: Shut out for three quarters, the Huskers storm back for a 13-10 win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
1979-80: Houston scores on fourth-and-goal with 12 seconds left to beat Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl, 17-14.
1984-85: Led by quarterback Craig Sundberg, the Huskers dominate the second half for a 28-10 Sugar Bowl win over LSU.
1989-90: Florida State reels off 34 unanswered points and turns a 10-7 Nebraska lead into a 41-17 rout in the Fiesta Bowl.
1999-2000: Nebraska grinds out 321 rushing yards to put away Tennessee in the Fiesta Bowl, 31-21. Afterward, Charlie McBride announces his retirement, and Craig Bohl is promoted to defensive coordinator.
2004-05: Charles Bryant, who in the 1950s became Nebraska's first African-American football letterman since 1913, dies at age 71. Also, cornerback Fabian Washington* opts to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft, and running back David Horne is dismissed* from the team.
2009: Nebraska holds Arizona to six first downs and 109 yards of total offense in a 33-0 beatdown in the Holiday Bowl.
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