This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 6-12, looking back in five-year intervals:
1900: The outlook for the football team under new coach Walter C. Booth appears uncommonly good, the Omaha Bee reports. | Full story
1905: Coach Booth has holes to fill, and his desire to use freshmen draws outside criticism. | Full story
1910: New Missouri Valley Conference rules severely limit Nebraska players' early workouts. | Full story
«1925: There's world-class speed in the backfield in the form of Roland Locke, but there's also pressure on him to skip football and save himself for the track season.
1930: Coach Dana X. Bible opens fall camp with plans to crank up the passing game.
1945: Three weeks before the opener, the varsity roster is trimmed to 44 men.
1950: Every Husker game on television? That's what's in store for a second consecutive season for viewers of Omaha station WOW, although the away games are on a one- or two-day delay. More details here.
1955: The Huskers' air attack shows promise in an intra-squad game.
1960: Nebraska gets set to open the season at Texas as the decided underdog.
1965: Former Husker fullback Vike Francis, who scored the first TD in the 1941 Rose Bowl, dies at age 47.
1970: Nebraska keeps Wake Forest out of the end zone until the final minute of a season-opening 36-12 victory in Lincoln.
1975: An injury to center Rik Bonness threatens to worsen the roster situation for the opener against LSU.
1985: A minus-3 day in turnover margin dooms the Huskers as they open the season with a 17-13 loss to Florida State in Lincoln.
1990: Northern Illinois, coached by former Nebraska assistant Jerry Pettibone, puts up a good fight before the Huskers score the game's final 34 points to make it a rout, 60-14.
1995: Lawrence Phillips rushes for 206 yards as Nebraska rolls to a 50-10 win at Michigan State. Hours later in Lincoln, he is involved in an assault that would lead to his suspension for six games. Also, Herbie Husker is reinstated as a mascot after it was announced over the summer that he was being retired.
2000: After a Notre Dame rally forces overtime, Eric Crouch's seven-yard run provides the game-winner as the Huskers prevail in South Bend, 27-24. As many as a third of the fans wore Husker red.
2005: Three of Nebraska's four TDs are scored by the defense in a 31-3 victory over Wake Forest.
2010: A second-quarter scoring burst carries the Huskers to a 38-17 win over Idaho.
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