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The week of Oct. 25-31, looking back in five-year intervals:
1895: Nebraska defeats an Omaha University Club team made up mostly of high school players, 36-0. | Omaha Bee
1900: Nebraska and the Kansas City Medics battle to a 0-0 tie, followed two days later by a 5-0 NU win at Tarkio, though the latter game was described as a 0-0 tie in the Omaha World-Herald and Topeka State Journal.
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«1905: The Cornhuskers crush Creighton 102-0, one of just four triple-digit point totals in program history. Also, Nebraska backs down and agrees not to play freshmen, particularly big guard Robert Taylor, in its upcoming game against Minnesota. | Full story
1910: Nebraska registers an underwhelming 6-0 win over Doane. | Full story | OWH
1915: The university reports a deficit of $282 for athletics, but football makes a $3,630 profit. Also, Guy Chamberlin stars as Nebraska explodes for three second-quarter touchdowns for a win at Iowa State, 21-0.
1920: NU gets ready for its first East Coast game, against Rutgers at New York's Polo Grounds. | Full story
1925: The Huskers use a strong ground game to defeat the heavier Oklahoma Sooners, 12-0. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | Also, Utah Gov. George Dern, a former Nebraska football captain, visits Lincoln and reminisces about his playing days in the 1890s.
1930: After yielding a touchdown on a long interception return, the Huskers roll past Montana State, 53-7. | OWH | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3 | Stats | Meanwhile, a motorcycle accident puts starting right tackle Roscoe Kroger out of commission for the much-anticipated game against Pitt.
1935: Lloyd Cardwell scores twice as the Huskers shut out Oklahoma, 19-0. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | Stats | Photos
1940: The Huskers bottle up Missouri star Paul Christman in a dominating 20-7 win in Lincoln. | Stats | Photos | Yearbook
1945: The Huskers drop to 0-5 on the season as they get just 89 total yards in a 19-0 loss at Missouri. | Yearbook
«1950: Nebraska rallies from a 12-0 deficit for a 33-26 win over previously unbeaten Kansas. The comeback started with Nick Adduci's one-yard touchdown plunge (pictured). | Photos
1955: George Cifra's interception in the final seconds snuffs a Kansas rally as Nebraska improves to 3-0 in conference play with a 19-14 win. | Lawrence Journal-World | Photos | Stats
1960: The Cornhuskers have a hapless showing on offense, committing six turnovers in a 28-0 Homecoming loss to Missouri. Two days later, coach Bill Jennings tees off on the press and makes his infamous remark that "this state can't ever be really great in anything." Game coverage: LJS: 1, 2, 3 | Stats: 1, 2 | Box | Photos
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«1965: Two quick Missouri TDs put Nebraska in a 14-0 hole, but the Huskers fight back for a tense 16-14 win in Columbia. Pete Tatman (pictured) scored both Husker touchdowns, and Larry Wachholtz's 26-yard field goal with 5:56 remaining was the game-winner.
1970: After Colorado cuts Nebraska's lead to 15-13 in the fourth quarter, a 79-yard kickoff return by Jeff Kinney helps put NU back in command and the Huskers pull away for a 29-13 victory in Boulder.
1975: Colorado’s avalanche of turnovers and Nebraska’s 500-plus yards of offense add up to 63-21 Husker win in Lincoln.
1980: Third-team I-back Roger Craig rushes for 176 yards and three TDs in a 45-7 romp at Colorado.
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«1985: Tom Rathman's 84-yard run (pictured) late in the third quarter breaks a 7-7 stalemate and sparks the Huskers to a 17-7 win over Colorado.
1990: Leodis Flowers rushes for 208 yards as Nebraska rolls past fast-starting Iowa State, 45-13.
1995: Nebraska scores on its first play from scrimmage – a 57-yard Ahman Green run – and cruises to a 44-21 victory at Colorado.
2000: No. 3 Oklahoma explodes for 24 second-quarter points and knocks NU from its No. 1 perch, 31-14.
2005: Nebraska's comeback from a 21-point deficit comes up short in a 31-24 loss to Oklahoma.
2010: Roy Helu rushes for a school-record 307 yards as Nebraska takes down Missouri, 31-17. Quarterback Taylor Martinez sat out the second half after taking a hit on his right leg shortly before halftime.
2015: Ryker Fyfe passes for 407 yards, but an injury-riddled Nebraska team turns the ball over five times in a 55-45 loss at Purdue.