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Husker history

The week of Nov. 8-14, looking back in five-year intervals:
1900: Nebraska has an easy time with Grinnell, chalking up a 33-0 win.
1905: Colorado never gets inside the Nebraska 40 as the Cornhuskers roll to an 18-0 win. | Omaha Bee | Topeka State Journal
1910: LeRoy Temple stars as Nebraska clinches the Missouri Valley championship with a 24-0 trouncing of Iowa State. | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2
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1915: In a showdown for the Missouri Valley championship, Nebraska buries Kansas in Lawrence, 33-0. Meanwhile, the Cornhuskers get a Rose Bowl invitation that would ultimately be shot down by other Missouri Valley schools.
1920: NU blows a 20-0 halftime lead and settles for a 20-20 tie with Kansas. | Topeka State Journal | Pittsburg Sun | Topeka Daily Capital | Lawrence Journal-World
1925: Nebraska and Kansas State battle to a 0-0 tie on a muddy field in Manhattan. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3 | Stats | Notes
1930: Nebraska tames Kansas’ potent offense in a 16-0 victory in Lawrence. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Stats | Yearbook | Meanwhile, former Cornhusker star Blue Howell coaches at Pittsburg State in Kansas.
1935: Blunders on kickoff returns give Kansas two easy touchdowns, but Nebraska prevails in a wild, seesaw battle, 19-13, and clinches the Big Six title. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Stats | Notes
1940 Nebraska-Iowa football photo, Luther
1940: The Cornhuskers do all their scoring in the first 17½ minutes and then keep Iowa at bay for a 14-6 win. The Hawkeyes were held to under 100 net yards, and their only score came on a kickoff return. In photo, Nebraska's Walter Luther picks up yardage on a reverse. | Stats
1945: Nebraska uses a strong running game and capitalizes on Kansas State miscues for a 24-0 victory in Manhattan. | Stats | Notes
1950: Bobby Reynolds breaks the single-season conference rushing and scoring records in a 49-21 romp over Kansas State, and the national spotlight on Nebraska's sophomore sensation intensifies. | AP | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | Stats | Notes | Photos: 1, 2
1955: Halfback Willie Greenlaw stars as the Huskers cruise to a 37-20 win over Colorado and improve to 5-0 in conference play.
1960: A fourth-quarter fumble sends the Huskers to a 7-6 loss to Oklahoma State in the first meeting between the schools, and the grumbling about the offense grows louder. | OWH | LJS: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Stats: 1, 2 | Photos
1965: Unbeaten Nebraska survives a major scare at Oklahoma State, 21-17, and earns an Orange Bowl berth. The Huskers engineered a clutch 75-yard drive to score the go-ahead touchdown with 38 seconds left and then withstood a furious OSU rally that ended with Bill Johnson's tackle of hard-charging Walt Garrison at the NU five-yard line as time ran out.
1970 Nebraska-Kansas State, Orduna TD photo
1970: Joe Orduna (pictured) runs for four touchdowns and the Huskers pick off a school-record seven passes en route fo a 51-13 thrashing of Lynn Dickey and Kansas State.
1975: Nebraska bogs down on offense after a fast start, but the defense shines in a 12-0 win at Kansas State.
1980: Roger Craig runs for 183 yards on just nine carries as the Huskers dominate Kansas State on both sides of the ball, 55-8.
1985: The Huskers shred Iowa State for 538 rushing yards in a 49-0 romp in Lincoln, and the Cyclones are held to seven first downs.
1990: After a lackluster first half, Nebraska cruises to a 41-9 win at Kansas. Scott Baldwin rushed for 170 yards, and Johnny Mitchell had three catches for 108 yards.
1995: The Huskers ride a strong second half to a 41-3 rout at Kansas. The reinstatement of Lawrence Phillips, meanwhile, creates new round of media backlash.
2000: Nebraska's offense goes cold in snowy Manhattan as Kansas State ends the Huskers' national title hopes, 29-28.
2005: Harrison Beck burns his redshirt and completes a key pass to Nate Swift to set up Jordan Congdon's game-winning field goal, sending Kansas State to a 27-25 defeat in Lincoln.
2010: The Blackshirts hold Kansas to under 90 yards while the Husker offense struggles in a 20-3 win in Lincoln. The game marked the end of an annual series that had been unbroken for 105 years, and it was also in all likelihood the Huskers' final pay-per-view game.
2015: Avoiding a letdown after their upset of Michigan State, the Huskers overcome three interceptions in a 31-14 win at Rutgers.