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The week of Nov. 6-12, looking back in five-year intervals
1896: After each team cashes in on a fumble, Butte dominates the rest of the way and hands Nebraska a 20-6 defeat in Lincoln. | Omaha Bee | OWH
1901: Quarterback Ralph Drain scores twice from more than 50 yards as Nebraska routs Missouri, 51-0, at the YMCA park in Omaha. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2, 3 | OWH
Harold Cooke
«1906: Harold Cooke’s 70-yard TD run gets Nebraska rolling in a 17-0 win over Creighton. For Creighton, it was a vast improvement over the previous season’s 102-0 loss to the Cornhuskers. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2
1911: On a miserably wintry day, Nebraska defeats Doane, 27-0.
1916: With the Cornhuskers idle, Nebraska coaches hit the road to scout NU’s final three opponents.
1921: Leo Scherer's 40-yard return of a fumble early in the game starts Nebraska on its way to a 28-0 win over Kansas. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | Lawrence Journal-World | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2 | Play chart
1931: Marvin Paul’s seven-yard touchdown run in the third quarter caps a 62-yard drive and gives Nebraska a 7-0 win over Iowa. The Cornhuskers had a yardage advantage of 212-79. LJS: 1, 2, 3 | Stats | Play-by-play: 1, 2
1936: Husker reserves get plenty of playing time in a 26-0 win at Kansas. | Daily Nebraskan | OWH | Stats
1941: A superb defensive effort isn’t enough as NU loses to No. 2 Minnesota, 9-0. | LJS: 1, 2 | Daily Gopher | Stats
1951 John Bordogna photo, Nebraska vs Iowa State football
1951 John Bordogna photo, Nebraska vs Iowa State football
«1951: Down 21-7 at halftime, Nebraska erupts for four touchdowns in the third quarter for a 34-27 upset win at Iowa State. Nebraska's John Bordogna, operating in a spread formation, threw for 234 yards and three TDs. The Husker defense intercepted six passes. | OWH | LJS | Stats | Photos
1956: The Huskers drive 73 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and then hang on to upset Kansas, 26-20. | LJS: 1, 2 | Stats: 1, 2 | Photos
1961: Thunder Thornton and the Huskers pound it out on the ground for a 16-13 victory at Iowa State. The game was marred by a fight near the end. | AP | LJS: 1, 2 | Ames Tribune | Stats | Photos
1966: Harry Wilson rushes for 104 yards as NU beats Oklahoma State, 21-6, to clinch the Big Eight title.
1971: Johnny Rodgers scores two touchdowns, including a 62-yard punt return, and the Blackshirts give up just 106 yards in a 37-0 romp over Iowa State.
1976 Clete Pillen and Terry Miller photo
1976 Clete Pillen and Terry Miller photo
«1976: Nebraska goes to the air to win a defensive battle with Oklahoma State, 14-10. Vince Ferragamo threw for both Husker touchdowns, and linebacker Clete Pillen had 30 tackles, 14 of them unassisted. Also, Husker legend Tom Novak suffers paralysis in a fall at his brother's home.
1981: Nebraska gashes Oklahoma State, No. 2 nationally in total defense, for 546 yards in a 54-7 romp in Stillwater. Mike Rozier and Roger Craig each topped 100 yards rushing, and Rozier scored on a 93-yard kickoff return.
1986: After trailing Iowa State by a touchdown at halftime, the Huskers dominate the second half for a 35-14 win. Ken Kaelin and Tyreese Knox each rushed for 126 yards, and Robb Schnitzler scored on a 70-yard punt return.
1991: Nebraska erases a 17-0 deficit at Kansas as I-back Calvin Jones comes off the bench to rush for a school-record 294 yards in a 59-23 victory in Lawrence.
1996: Strong outings on defense and special teams lead to a 51-7 rout of Missouri. Also, former Husker Mike Rozier is injured in a shooting in Camden, N.J., and he later says he’s lucky to be alive.
2001: Willie Amos' 20-yard interception return and DeJuan Groce's 60-yard punt return help boost the Huskers to a 31-21 win over Kansas State. Also, it's announced that Jim Rose will replace Warren Swain as Nebraska football's radio play-by-play man.
2006: Zac Taylor's 9-yard pass to Maurice Purify with 21 seconds left gives Nebraska an amazing 28-27 victory at Texas A&M and the Big 12 North championship.
2011: After an emotional week in which Penn State was rocked by the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Nebraska ekes out a 17-14 win over the Nittany Lions.
2016: Kieron Williams' interception inside the 5-yard-line seals a 24-17 home victory over Minnesota after Tommy Armstrong Jr. rallied the Huskers from a 17-10 halftime deficit.