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The week of Oct. 18-24, looking back in five-year intervals
1895: Nebraska wraps up a three-game road trip with a 12-4 win over the Denver Athletic Club.
1900: The Cornhuskers shut out Drake, scoring all their points in the second half for an 8-0 victory. | Full story | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2
1905: After a scoreless first half, Michigan takes control for a 31-0 win over Nebraska. | Full story: 1, 2
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«1910: Owen Frank and Sylvester Shonka have strong games as the Cornhuskers dominate Denver in a 27-0 rout. | Full story: 1, 2 | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2, 3
1915: In the first game between the two schools, Nebraska survives a Notre Dame comeback, 20-19, as the visitors miss an extra point that would have tied the game. Many more details here.
1920: The Huskers take control in the second half and shut out South Dakota, 20-0 | OWH | Daily Nebraskan
1925: Sophomore fullback Glenn Presnell has a brilliant debut as Nebraska blanks Kansas, 14-0. Presnell “flashed like a comet across Nebraska’s football sky” and “delivered in spectacular style, plunging ... through the K.U. line for a string of consistent gains,” the Lincoln Star reported. | OWH | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | Daily Nebraskan | Lawrence Journal-World
1930: A second-half aerial surge by Iowa State comes up just short as Buster Long’s interception near the goal line preserves a 14-12 Husker win. | OWH | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Stats | Daily Nebraskan | Yearbook story
1935: Nebraska escapes Manhattan with a 0-0 tie after Kansas State drives to the Husker 5-yard line in the fourth quarter but misses a field goal. The result has the Omaha World-Herald’s Frederick Ware questioning the effort and dedication of some players. | LJS: 1, 2, 3, 4 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2
1940 Nebraska-Kansas football photo, Harry Hopp
«1940: Harry Hopp and five other Huskers score touchdowns in a 53-2 romp at Kansas. | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | OWH | Lawrence Journal-World | Stats: 1, 2
1945: A defensive touchdown prevents a shutout loss as Iowa State buries the Huskers, 27-7. | OWH | LJS: 1, 2, 3
1950: Nebraska gets all its yardage on the ground and all its points from Bobby Reynolds in a 19-0 win over Penn State. Also, the state begins charging Omaha station WOW for using the state Capitol as a relay point for its Husker game telecasts.
1955: Shut out in the first 30 minutes, Nebraska takes control in the second half and downs Missouri, 18-12, for the Huskers' first win in Columbia since 1937. Rex Fischer provided the clinching touchdown with a 57-yard interception return. | OWH
1960: A 95-yard kickoff return by Colorado's Terry Woods breaks a second-quarter tie and propels the Buffaloes to a 19-6 win over Nebraska. | LJS: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Stats: 1, 2
1965: Nebraska uses a record-setting 95-yard touchdown pass from Fred Duda to Freeman White pull away from Colorado, 38-13.
1970: Nebraska surrenders a record number of passing yards, but it matters little as the Huskers hammer Oklahoma State, 65-31.
«1975: Former Husker Tom Pate, a rookie linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, suffers a fatal brain injury during a game in Calgary. (He is memorialized in the CFL with an annual award given in his name.) Meanwhile, a goal-line stand by the Huskers in the final minute preserves a 28-20 victory at Oklahoma State.
1980: Reserve I-back Craig Johnson rushes for 105 yards and three TDs in a 48-7 romp over Oklahoma State.
«1985: Dale Klein ties an NCAA record by hitting all seven of his field goal attempts as the Huskers beat Missouri, 28-20.
1990: With the offense sputtering, special teams provide a needed spark in a 31-3 win over Oklahoma State.
1995: No. 2 Nebraska blows out No. 8 Kansas State, 49-25, holding the Wildcats to minus-19 yards rushing. Also, Lawrence Phillips returns to practice and is scheduled to play in the Nov. 4th game against Iowa State.
2000: The Huskers crush Baylor, jumping to a 38-0 first-quarter lead and cruising to a 59-0 win.
2005: Missouri quarterback Brad Smith piles up 480 yards of total offense, including 246 yards rushing, as the Tigers put away the Huskers, 41-24.
2010: Taylor Martinez passes for 323 yards and five touchdowns and adds 100-plus yards on the ground as Nebraska wins a shootout at Oklahoma State, 51-41.
2015: The Huskers fall to 3-5 with a 30-28 home loss to Northwestern.