This week inHusker history
The week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5, looking back in five-year intervals
1891: Nebraska opens the season with a 28-4 win over Doane. The third game in program history was a game of firsts: First home game, first time scored upon, and first time having trailed in a game. Doane suffered several injuries, so the second half was shortened to 15 minutes after the 16-4 first half. | Pregame
1896: Nebraska defeats Nebraska Wesleyan by a surprisingly narrow 18-8 margin.
1901: Nebraska puts up an admirable effort, but Wisconsin takes over in the second half for an 18-0 win in Milwaukee. | St. Paul Globe: 1, 2 | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2 | Omaha Bee | The travel squad
1906: Nebraska has its moments, including a 60-yard run by Harold Cooke, but Minnesota prevails in Minneapolis, 13-0. | Omaha Bee | Minneapolis Journal | Chicago Tribune | Stats | Pregame story
1911: Ernest Frank's 10-yard pass reception gives the Huskers an early lead, but underdog Iowa State earns a 6-6 tie with two field goals. | Des Moines Register: 1, 2, 3 | Omaha Bee | Keokuk Gate City | Notes
«1916: Harold Tim Corey's third-quarter field goal from the 15 yard line lifts NU to a 3-0 win over Iowa State. One widely distributed press report mistakenly called the kick a 50-yarder. | Nebraska State Journal | Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | Stats
1921: Harold Hartley connects with Clarence Swanson for a 63-yard TD pass on the final play of the first half, and Nebraska goes on to upset Pitt, 10-0. It was the first Husker game to be broadcast on commercial radio, and perhaps the first college game to be aired in its entirety.
1926: Glenn Presnell rushes for two touchdowns, including a 53-yarder, as Nebraska turns away Iowa State, 31-6 | Lincoln Star: 1, 2, 3 | Nebraska State Journal | AP | Stats
1931: Nebraska's goal-line stand on the game's final play staves off a frantic Missouri rally and preserves a 10-7 win in Columbia. | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats Meanwhile, Nebraska is invited to play in a postseason charity game in Denver.
1936: The Huskers roll past Missouri, 20-0, aided by Paul Amen's 36-yard run for a touchdown after he caught a teammate's fumble in midair. | United Press | Daily Nebraskan | OWH
1941: A surprising 12-6 setback at Kansas State gives Nebraska its first three-game losing streak since the 19th century. | AP | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | Play-by-play | Stats
1946: A missed extra point is the difference as NU falls to Missouri, 21-20. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats
1951: Kansas erupts for three second-quarter touchdowns en route to a 27-7 defeat of the Huskers. Ray Novak was a bright spot for Nebraska with his 99 yards rushing. | LJS: 1, 2 | Stats | Photos Meanwhile, Ed Weir, Dana X. Bible and Fielding Yost are elected to the inaugural class of the College Football Hall of Fame.
«1956: On fourth-and-16 in the final 2 minutes, Willie Greenlaw hits Frank Nappi with a 25-yard TD pass to give Nebraska a 15-14 upset win over Missouri. Mizzou stormed back but fumbled at the NU 16. | AP | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2 | Photos
1961: Kansas uses John Hadl's efficient quarterbacking to hand NU its fourth loss in a row, 28-6. | UPI | LJS: 1, 2 | Stats | Photos
1966: Nebraska jumps out to an 18-0 lead and coasts to a 24-13 win at Kansas. Bob Churchich completed 11 of his 15 passes.
1971: Nebraska breezes past ninth-ranked Colorado, 31-7, and anticipation builds for the Thanksgiving showdown with Oklahoma.
1976: Solid defense and a balanced offense add up to a 31-3 win for the Huskers at Kansas.
1981: Nebraska overcomes five field goals by Kansas Bruce Kallmeyer in a come-from-behind 31-15 win.
1986: Only a second-quarter snowstorm is able to slow down the Huskers in a 38-0 romp over Kansas State.
1991: On a frigid night in Boulder, a pair of blocked kicks – one a PAT, the other a field goal try at the end of the game – force Nebraska to settle for a 19-19 with Colorado.
1996: After a slow start, the Huskers roll for 10 touchdowns in the final 38 minutes and hand Oklahoma its most lopsided loss ever, 73-21.
2001: Dahrran Diedrick rushes for 136 yards as Nebraska crushes Kansas in Lawrence, 51-7.
2006: The Huskers take a big step toward the Big 12 North crown by beating Missouri in Lincoln, 34-20. Nebraska's first TD came on a pass from Maurice Purify to fellow wide receiver Terrence Nunn.
2011: Nebraskas newly earned top-10 ranking goes poof as Northwestern stuns the Huskers, 28-25.
2016: Ranked 10th in the season's first playoff rankings, the Huskers get flattened by No. 6 Ohio State in Columbus, 62-3. Tommy Armstrong Jr. left the game after being briefly knocked unconscious during the first half.