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This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 11-17, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1901: The Oct. 12 Nebraska game is seen as a tough one for Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Cornhuskers prepare for the season at camp. | Full story
 
1906: Heat makes the going difficult in the team's initial practices. | Full story
 
1921: Fred Dawson's Huskers head to East Campus for their first practice. Also, former NU lineman Farley Young is named coach of the freshman team.
 
1926: Sixty-four players report as coach Ernest Bearg begins practices.
 
1931: A Nebraska lineman reports an enticement from a player at Montana, where former Husker assistant “Bunny” Oakes is head coach.
 
1951 Bobby Reynolds injury preseason
«1951: Star running back Bobby Reynolds suffers a shoulder injury during a scrimmage at Camp Curtis and is expected to be out of action for up to six weeks.
 
1956: Coach Pete Elliott announces that veteran quarterback Don Erway is likely to sit out the season opener because of knee problems. (Erway would miss the entire season and give up football.)
 
1966: Nebraska overcomes a sputtering offensive effort in a 14-10 win over TCU to open the season.
 
1971 Oregon-Nebraska football, Jeff Kinney
«1971: The Blackshirts keep Dan Fouts and Bobby Moore in check as Nebraska opens the season with a 34-7 victory over Oregon. Pictured is Jeff Kinney scoring the Huskers’ first touchdown of the season.
 
1976: Top-ranked Nebraska opens the season by stubbing its toe in a 6-6 tie at LSU. Miscues in the kicking game proved costly.
 
1981: A year after suffering a 57-0 loss to Nebraska, Iowa uses a stingy defense, turnovers and Reggie Roby's booming punts to send the Huskers to a shocking 10-7 defeat.
 
1986: Players and coaches are relieved that the Huskers' ticket ordeal with the NCAA is over.
 
1991: The Huskers manhandle Colorado State, 71-14, registering their second consecutive game without having to punt.
 
2001: The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 force postponement of hundreds of sports events, including the Nebraska-Rice game. At the time of the attacks, nobody was in the World Trade Center offices of the Boomer Esiason Foundation, whose staff includes former Husker Dave Rimington.
 
2006: Nebraska goes run-heavy on offense but is held to 1.9 yards per carry in a 28-10 loss at Southern Cal.
 
2011: A 24-0 run in the second half breaks open a close game as the Huskers defeat Washington, 51-38, in the teams' third meeting in 365 days. Nebraska gashed the Huskies for 309 rushing yards.
 
 
 
 
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