This week in Husker history
The week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5, looking back in five-year intervals:
1900: Nebraska falls to Minnesota in Lincoln, 20-12, despite putting up a tough fight against the Gophers, who entered the game having allowed just 11 points all season long. Full story: 1, 2 | St. Paul Globe | OWH
1905: Illinois scores first on a fumble return, but then it's all Nebraska in a 24-6 win on a frozen field in Lincoln. | Full story | OWH
1915: Nebraska end Guy Chamberlin makes Frank G. Menke's 11-member All-America team. | Full story | Dick Rutherford on 2nd team
1935: Nebraska is reported to be one of two finalists for an invitation to play LSU in the second annual Sugar Bowl, but the berth would go instead to a third team, TCU.
«1940: Joyous pandemonium breaks out on campus and in downtown Lincoln (1, 2, 3) after Nebraska receives and accepts a Rose Bowl invitation to play Stanford. The Huskers clinched the berth by finishing the regular season with a 20-0 win over Kansas State. | LJS: 1, 2 | Stats | OWH | Notes Also, Walter Alfson is named an INS All-American.
1945: An attempt to get Biff Jones to return as athletic director fails, and former Husker Bernie Masterson is hired as Nebraska's head coach: 1, 2.
1950: All-America back Bobby Reynolds wins the Warner Award as the nation's top player.
1955: Nebraska offers its head coaching job to Pete Elliott, and the Oklahoma assistant is expected to formally accept after the Sooners' bowl game.
1965: The Huskers broke 14 school records in 1965, all on offense and seven of them by end Freeman White.
1975: NU sells out its Fiesta Bowl ticket allotment even though the non-major bowl berth was a disappointment and involves Christmas away from home. Meanwhile, Tom Osborne warms up to the idea of a playoff.
1995: Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier wins the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
2010: The Huskers jump to a 17-0 lead but then crumble as Oklahoma wins the Big 12 title game, 23-20.
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load