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Husker history

The week of Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, looking back in five-year intervals:
1900: Nebraska beats Lincoln High in what is now regarded as a practice game, 18-0. | Full story
1905: The Cornhuskers conclude their “practice season” with a 20-0 win over Lincoln High. | Full story
1910: Nebraska opens with a 66-0 romp against overmatched Peru. | Full story | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2
1915: Cornhusker backs have a strong game in a season-opening drubbing of Drake, 48-13. | Full story | Lincoln Star: 1, 2
1920: Pivotal plays in the punting game boost Nebraska to a 14-0 win over Washburn. | Full story | Topeka Capital
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1925: Ed Weir and the Huskers open the season by shutting down Illinois and Red Grange, 14-0.
1935: Lloyd Cardwell outshines Chicago's Jay Berwanger, who would win the 1935 Heisman Trophy, in a season-opening 28-7 win for the Huskers.
1940: Harold Schmitt, a 1931 Husker letterman at end, dies at age 26 while refereeing a high school game in Oshkosh, Neb.
1945: The Huskers manage just 5 net rushing yards in a 20-0 loss at home to Oklahoma in the season opener. | Stats
1950: Sophomore halfback Bobby Reynolds makes an eye-opening debut, rushing for 187 yards and scoring all of Nebraska's points as the Huskers and Indiana battle to a 20-20 tie in Lincoln. LJS links: 1, 2, 3, 4
1955: Nebraska shuts out Kansas State, 16-0, in Manhattan for the Huskers' first victory of the 1955 season.
1960: Iowa State dusts off the single wing and gets its first win in Lincoln since 1944 as the Huskers fall, 10-7. LJS links: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Stats
1965: Nebraska dominates Iowa State, 44-0, never allowing the Cyclones to cross midfield.
1970: Bob Devaney improves his record against Big Ten teams to 9-0 as the Huskers roll at Minnesota, 35-10.
1975: Seven Huskers score touchdowns as Nebraska crushes TCU, 56-14.
1980: The Blackshirts rack up nine sacks and three interceptions as NU stifles Penn State on the road, 21-7.
1985: Nebraska crushes Oregon with 444 rushing yards in a 63-0 rout.
1990: The Huskers overcome a sluggish first half and turn back Oregon State, 31-7.
1995: In what would be Nebraska's closest call of the season, the Huskers defeat Washington State by two touchdowns as freshman I-back Ahman Green rushes for 176 yards.
2000: Concerns about the defense arise as the Huskers give up nearly 500 yards in a 42-24 win over Missouri.
2005: On a record-setting day for QB Zac Taylor, Nebraska beats Iowa State in double overtime, 27-20.
2015: Iffy clock management near the end of the game costs the Huskers dearly as Illinois wins 14-13 in Champaign.