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The week of Oct. 23-29, looking back in five-year intervals
«1896: Nebraska shrugs off Wilson Tucker’s 107-yard touchdown run for Missouri and rallies for an 8-4 victory in Columbia. Halfback Leonard Packard’s 25-yard run provided the winning margin.
1901: Missing four starters, the Cornhuskers still roll over Iowa State, 17-0, outyarding the visitors by 390-25. | Omaha Bee | St. Paul Globe | Nebraska State Journal | Des Moines Leader | Des Moines Register | OWH
1906: It’s described as “little more than a practice romp” as Nebraska uses long runs to thump Doane, 28-0. | Omaha Bee
1911: Owen Frank scores three touchdowns (or four, depending on which game story you choose) as Nebraska dominates Missouri, 34-0. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | Daily Nebraskan | OWH
1916: Two days after returning from a long West Coast trip, the Huskers put on a sluggish performance but still have little trouble defeating Nebraska Wesleyan, 21-0. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | Daily Nebraskan
1921: Glen Preston’s 70-yard punt return for an early touchdown sets the tone as Nebraska has its way against Oklahoma on a muddy field in Lincoln, 44-0. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Neb. State Journal | Tulsa World: 1, 2 | Daily Ardmoreite: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats
1926: The Huskers pull away in the fourth quarter for a 20-3 win at Kansas. Glenn Presnell scored two of Nebraska’s three touchdowns. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2
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«1931: George Sauer’s short touchdown run early in the second quarter gives the Huskers a 6-0 win over Kansas. The Jayhawks were held to just 68 yards and three first downs. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3 | Stats
1936: Lloyd Cardwell’s 25-yard pass reception and Harris Andrews’ 66-yard run lift NU to a 14-0 win at Oklahoma. | Daily Nebraskan | AP | OWH    Also, ex-Husker Glenn Presnell says he’s retiring after the 1936 NFL season to go into coaching.
1941: Missouri drives 66 yards for a second-half touchdown and a 6-0 win over Nebraska in Columbia. An official’s crucial no call in the fourth quarter had Husker fans fuming. | OWH
1946: Indiana rides the arm of Ben Raimondi, the nation’s leading passer, to a 27-7 rout of Nebraska. The Huskers picked up just two first downs and were outyarded by 397-68. | LJS: 1, 2 | Stats
1951: Nebraska can’t keep pace with Missouri’s offense as the Tigers ring up a season-high point total and upset the Huskers, 35-19. | AP | LJS | OWH | Photos
1956: Nebraska puts up a lackluster effort on offense in a 16-0 loss at Colorado. Bob Stransky and John Bayuk each topped 100 yards rushing for the Buffaloes. | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | Stats: 1, 2 | Photos
1961: Missouri shuts out Nebraska for a fourth consecutive year, 10-0. The Huskers failed to score even after recovering a fumble at the Mizzou 15. | UPI | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats | Photos
1966: Ben Gregory runs for two touchdowns as the Huskers dominate Missouri on both sides of the ball, 35-0
Dave Mason interception, 1971 Nebraska-Oklahoma State
1971: Johnny Rodgers’ record-setting 92-yard punt return caps Nebraska’s scoring in a 41-13 romp at Oklahoma State. Dave Mason (pictured) scored on a 28-yard interception return in the second quarter.
1976: A 98-yard pass on third-and-14 in the fourth quarter is the backbreaker as Missouri sends Nebraska to a 34-24 defeat in Lincoln.
1981: Nebraska wins a nail-biter at Missouri, 6-0, on Phil Bates’ 3-yard touchdown run with 23 seconds remaining. The score capped a 64-yard drive that featured three key pass completions by Turner Gill.
1986: Colorado puts the brakes on NU's running game and upsets the third-ranked Huskers in Boulder, 20-10.
1991: Nebraska crushes Missouri, 63-6, as Keithen McCant throws three touchdown passes and the Huskers roll up 500-plus yards rushing.
1996: Quarterback Scott Frost has a breakout game, passing for 254 yards as NU annihilates Kansas, 63-7.
2001: Freshman Mike Stuntz’s touchdown pass to Eric Crouch on a trick play in the fourth quarter lets Nebraska pull away from Oklahoma, 20-10, and snap the Sooners’ 20-game winning streak.
2006: Nebraska falters after jumping out to a 16-0 lead and falls at Oklahoma State, 41-29.
2011: The Blackshirts come up big against Kirk Cousins and No. 9 Michigan State, holding the Spartans to 187 yards in a 24-3 win. Also, the HuskerMax-HuskerPedia trial ends in a satisfying verdict for this website.
2016: The Huskers fall in overtime at Wisconsin, 23-17, after clawing back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter.