This week inHusker history
The week of Nov. 22-28, looking back in five-year intervals
1890: It's the birth of Nebraska football as Game One is played on Thanksgiving Day in Omaha, and Nebraska registers a 10-0 win over the Omaha YMCA.
1895: Ill-equipped for wintry weather at Grinnell, Nebraska suffers a 24-0 defeat but then rebounds for a 6-0 win over Iowa on George Shedd's eight-yard run 22 minutes into the second half. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2
1905: Nebraska has an easy time against Doane, winning 43-5. Maurice Benedict scored on two punt returns and set up two other touchdowns with long runs. | Full story | OWH
«1910: The Cornhuskers obliterate Haskell, 119-0, setting a national record at the time for points scored in a 60-minute game. Fullback Harvey Rathbone (pictured) scored seven touchdowns (worth five points apiece), setting a school record that still stands. | OWH | Omaha Bee | Lincoln Daily News
1920: Nebraska's 20-7 fourth-quarter lead vanishes in a barrage of Washington State passes and end runs, and the Huskers fall in their season finale, 21-20.
1925: Before a record home crowd of 45,000, the Huskers stymie Notre Dame, 17-0. A TD drive of just 7 yards followed by a 32-yard scoring pass from Jug Brown to Avard Mandery put the visitors in an early 14-0 hole from which they never recovered. | AP | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3 | Nebraska State Journal | OWH | Stats: 1, 2 | Weirs memories (1972)
1930: After scoring in the first four minutes on a 24-yard drive, Nebraska is shut out the rest of the way in a 12-7 defeat at Iowa. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3, 4 | OWH | Stats. Five days later, Kansas State gets its first win over NU in a 10-9 Thanksgiving upset in Lincoln. | Lincoln Journal: 1, 2 | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3 | Stats
1935: Nebraska blows a 19-7 lead but then mounts a 65-yard drive late in the fourth quarter, converting two fourth downs along the way, to put away visiting Oregon State, 26-20. | Lincoln Star | Lincoln Journal | OWH | Stats | Play chart
1940: Nebraska storms back from a 12-0 halftime deficit to top Iowa State, 21-12, and the Cornhuskers emerge as a Rose Bowl candidate with a game still to be played against Kansas State. A stirring halftime speech by line coach Link Lyman, invoking the wishes of ailing former coach Henry Schulte, was said to have inspired the Huskers' second-half turnaround. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH
1945: The Huskers finish the season with a 13-6 win over Iowa, their fourth victory in a row after opening with five straight losses. Cletus Fischer rushed for 141 yards, including a 41-yard yard jaunt for the Huskers' first TD. The winning touchdown drive was kept alive when Iowa was offside on a Nebraska field-goal try late in the third quarter. A goal-line stand in the fourth period preserved the victory after the Hawkeyes had first-and-goal at the NU 3. | LJS | OWH
1950: Oklahoma wins a shootout in Norman, 49-35, despite three touchdowns by Bobby Reynolds, who finished as the nation's scoring leader and runner-up in rushing yards. | Highlights
1955: Pete Elliott tops a Lincoln columnists list of possible successors to coach Bill Glassford.
1965: Nebraska completes its first undefeated regular season in 50 years with a 21-9 win over Oklahoma. Big plays by Harry Wilson (pictured) and Charlie Winters fueled a Cornhusker rally from a 9-0 deficit.
1970: Atomic Energy Commissioner and nuclear physicist Theos J. Thompson Jr., a member of the 1940 Nebraska team that played in the Rose Bowl, is killed in the crash of a small plane in Lake Mead in Nevada.
1975: The Huskers fold in the fourth quarter in a flurry of turnovers as Oklahoma wins a battle of unbeatens in Norman, 35-10.
1980: Sooner Magic bites the Huskers once again: Buster Rhymes' long run sets up Oklahoma for a touchdown in the final minute, and the favored Huskers fall, 21-17.
1985: The No. 2 Huskers get crushed at Oklahoma, 27-7, with only a fumble return in the final minute enabling Nebraska to avert a shutout.
1990: Unranked Oklahoma dominates the No. 10 Huskers in a shocking 45-10 rout in Norman.
1995: The sun sets on Big Eight conference football as Nebraska shuts out Oklahoma, 37-0, but the offense doesn't score a TD until the fourth quarter and Tommie Frazier's so-so game on national TV dims his Heisman Trophy hopes.
2000: After surrendering the lead with 47 seconds left, the Huskers mount a frantic drive, and Josh Brown's 29-yard field goal puts away Colorado as time expires, 34-32.
2005: Nebraska stuns heavily favored Colorado in Boulder, 30-3, as Zac Taylor passes for 392 yards, sending the Buffs limping into the Big 12 championship game.
2010: With Cody Green subbing for Taylor Martinez at quarterback, the Huskers rout Colorado, 45-17. Also, former Nebraska assistant coach Dan Young passes away at age 69.
2015: Nebraska outgains No. 3 Iowa by more than 180 yards, but the Huskers fall to 5-7 on the season with a 28-20 home loss to the Hawkeyes.