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The week of Nov. 1-7, looking back in five-year intervals:
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«1895: Orley Thorpe's blocked punt, recovered for a touchdown by W.W. Wilson, helps turn the tide for a 12-10 Nebraska win after Missouri dominates play in the early going at Omaha's University Park. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | OWH | Lincoln Daily News
1900: Nebraska shuts out Missouri, 12-0, in what was described as a bruising battle.
1905: In a driving rainstorm on a sloppy field, the Cornhuskers blank Iowa State, 21-0. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | Minneapolis Journal: 1, 2 | OWH
1910: The Huskers dominate Kansas statistically but come away with a narrow 6-0 win, and the Jayhawks insist they were robbed of a touchdown late in the game. | Lincoln Journal: 1, 2 | Lawrence Journal: 1, 2 | Topeka State Journal: 1, 2 | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | OWH | Controversial play: 1, 2, 3
1915: With several regulars and even head coach Jumbo Stiehm sitting the game out, the Huskers look less than impressive in beating Nebraska Wesleyan, 30-0. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | OWH | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3
1920: Playing two games in five days on the first East Coast trip in Husker history, Nebraska smothers Rutgers, 28-0, but then falls hard at Penn State, 20-0.
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1925: Fumbles on a snowy field cost the Huskers in a 14-0 loss at Drake. | OWH | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3 | Yearbook | Stats | Notes
1930: Pitt holds Nebraska to negative yardage in the second half, but tough goal-line defense lets the Huskers escape with a 0-0 tie. | Pitts­burgh Press | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3, 4 | AP: 1, 2 | Stats: 1, 2 | Notes | Play-by-play | Yearbook
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«1935: After a fumble puts Nebraska in an early 6-0 hole, the Huskers take control for a 19-6 win over Missouri in soggy Columbia. John Williams' touchdown run on a lateral from Lloyd Cardwell broke a 6-6 deadlock late in the second quarter. | OWH | LJS: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Sam Francis drawing and photo
1940: Nebraska's depth is the difference-maker as the Huskers take control of the Big Six race with a 13-0 win at Oklahoma. | OWH | Photos: 1, 2, 3
1945: A 55-yard touchdown run by fullback Phil Young in the fourth quarter takes the steam out of a Kansas rally and helps give Nebraska its first win of the season, 27-13. | LJS | OWH | Stats
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After retreating 25 yards on the fourth-and-one play and then working his way back upfield, Reynolds eludes a tackler along the west sideline near the original line of scrimmage. | Video
1950: The Huskers win a wild one against Missouri, 40-34, helped by one of the most memorable plays in Husker history – a 33-yard TD run by Bobby Reynolds that actually covered roughly triple that distance.
1955: Don Erway's 22-yard field goal, set up by Rex Fischer's third-quarter interception, provides the eventual margin of victory as the Huskers use a strong pass defense to win at Iowa State, 10-7. Nebraska improved to 4-0 in conference play. | OWH | Stats
1960: Nebraska manages just 49 yards of total offense as the Huskers take a 31-0 beating against John Hadl and Kansas. | OWH | AP | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | Stats: 1, 2 | Photos
1965: Ron Kirkland rushes for 147 yards, all in the first half, as Nebraska clobbers Kansas, 42-6. Also, Frank Solich shows that size doesn't matter at fullback.
1970: Joe Orduna scores three times as NU rolls up 565 yards of total offense in a 54-29 romp at Iowa State.
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«1975: A tight game at Missouri turns into a 30-7 rout as John O'Leary's 40-yard touchdown run on a fake punt turns the tide just before halftime.
1980: Jarvis Redwine and Andra Franklin rush for 120-plus yards each as Nebraska subdues Missouri, 38-16. Husker linebacker Kim Baker scored on a 77-yard interception return.
1985: NU pounds out 375 rushing yards but struggles in the passing game in a 41-3 victory at Kansas State.
1990: Colorado erupts for four touchdowns in the fourth quarter in rainy Lincoln for a 27-12 win over Nebraska.
1995: The Huskers pile up 624 yards rushing, including 176 from freshman Ahman Green, as Nebraska crushes Iowa State, 73-14. The game marked the return of Lawrence Phillips, who gained 68 yards on 12 carries.
2000: Eric Crouch, Dan Alexander and Correll Buckhalter rush for at least 100 yards each as Nebraska blasts Kansas, 56-17. Also, Tom Osborne easily wins election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
2005: The Huskers lose to Kansas for the first time since 1968, and it isn't close — 40-15. Also, the Big 12 publicly reprimands Bill Callahan for his throat-slash gesture in the Oklahoma game.
2010: Eric Hagg foils Iowa State's trick two-point attempt in overtime as NU hangs on for a 31-30 win at Ames.
2015: In an incredible comeback that electrifies Memorial Stadium, the Huskers score two touchdowns in the final two minutes to upset sixth-ranked Michigan State, 39-38. Also, running back Jordan Stevenson leaves the team.