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The week of Oct. 4-10, looking back in five-year intervals
1900: The varsity and an alumni team battle to a 0-0 tie. Both teams played “a strong, stubborn game,” and the ball “was near the center of the field during most of the game,” the Omaha Bee reported. | Full story
1905: Fumble-prone Nebraska routs South Dakota, 42-6, in Lincoln. The visitors' only score came on a long fumble return. | Full story | OWH
1910: The Cornhuskers hold on for a hard-fought 12-9 victory over South Dakota. | Full story | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2, 3 | OWH
1915: Nebraska overwhelms Kansas State, 31-0, beating a team coached by former NU star John Bender. | Full story | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3 | OWH
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«1920: A short touchdown run by Ernest Hubka (left) early in the fourth quarter gives Nebraska a 7-0 win over Colorado State in Lincoln. Nebraska didn't get a first down until the second half. | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2, 3
1925: A fumble near the Missouri goal line late in the game thwarts a Husker rally, and Missouri registers its first win over Nebraska since 1899, 9-6. | LJS: 1, 2, 3
1930: After a scoreless first half, the Husker offense gets going and coach Dana X. Bible registers a 13-0 win over his former team, Texas A&M, in Nebraska's season opener. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3
1935: Two goal-line stands early in the game set the tone as Nebraska enjoys a 341-81 yardage advantage in a 20-7 win over Iowa State. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3, 4
1940: A fourth-quarter touchdown pass lifts Minnesota to a 13-7 win over Nebraska in the Huskers' season opener. | LJS: 1, 2, 3, 4
1945: A close game for 27 minutes turns into a record-setting rout as Minnesota buries Nebraska, 61-7. The Huskers were outyarded by 529-85. | LJS: 1, 2
1950 Nebraska-Minnesota football photo
Ron Clark returns a kickoff against the Gophers in the 1950 game.
1950: Bobby Reynolds rushes for 161 yards as Nebraska gets its first win at Minnesota in nearly half a century, 32-26. | LJS: 1, 2, 3, 4
1955: The Huskers are blanked by Bear Bryant's Texas A&M Aggies in Lincoln, 27-0. | Stats: 1, 2
1960: Five-foot-seven halfback Bennie Dillard sparks the Husker offense in a 17-7 victory over Kansas State. | Stats: 1, 2 | LJS: 1, 2, 3
1965: The Huskers register their second consecutive shutout in a 37-0 rout over Wisconsin.
1970 Nebraska-Missouri football, Joe Orduna
1970: Joe Orduna's 41-yard run at the start of the fourth quarter helps break open a tight defensive struggle as Nebraska puts away Missouri, 21-7.
1975: After trailing at halftime, the Huskers find some offensive rhythm in the final 30 minutes behind quarterback Vince Ferragamo to down Carl Selmer's Miami Hurricanes, 31-16.
1980: Florida State cashes in on Nebraska miscues and makes a key fourth-down stop in the final seconds to upset the Huskers, 18-14.
1985: Despite a lopsided 38-7 final score, the Huskers have a tougher-than-expected time putting away New Mexico.
1990: Nebraska rebounds from a sluggish first half and buries Kansas State in Manhattan, 45-8:
2000: Nebraska rallies from a one-point halftime deficit and rolls past Iowa State in Ames, 49-27. It was enough to return the Huskers to the top of the AP poll.
2005: Le Kevin Smith's fumble on an interception return gives Texas Tech new life, and the Red Raiders respond with a touchdown with 12 seconds left as the Huskers lose a heartbreaker, 34-31.
2010: Quarterback Taylor Martinez sets a school position record with 241 yards rushing as Nebraska blows out Kansas State in Manhattan, 48-13. Also, details of the East Stadium expansion project are released.
2015: The Huskers lose in heartbreaking fashion, 23-21, on a Wisconsin field goal with four seconds left.