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This week in
Husker history

The week of Nov. 20-26, looking back in five-year intervals
 
1891: Nebraska is drubbed by Iowa in Omaha, 22-0. It was NU’s first game against an out-of-state team,
 
1896: Three days after beating Nebraska Wesleyan, 28-0, Nebraska battles Iowa to a 0-0 tie in the snow. The two sides decided to play again in two days to settle matters. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2, 3 | Lincoln Courier | Wichita Eagle
 
1901: Nebraska holds closed practices in preparation for the season finale against Haskell.
 
1906: Chicago's Walter Eckersall drop-kicks five field goals in his collegiate finale as Nebraska falls to the Maroons, 38-5. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | Indianapolis Star | Mpls. Journal | Pittsburgh Press | Game diagram | Game photo
 
1911: Nebraska outplays visiting Michigan but has to settle for a 6-6 tie.
 
1916: Nebraska uses an effective passing game to storm back from an early 10-0 deficit and win handily at Iowa, 34-17. | LJS: 1, 2 | Des Moines Register: 1, 2, 3
 
«1921: Clarence Swanson catches three touchdown passes as Nebraska blasts Colorado State, 70-7. Tackle Roy “Link” Lyman (pictured) joined the scoring parade on a tackle-around play. | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2
 
1926: NYU scores first on a long fumble return, but the Huskers take control for a 15-7 win in snowy Lincoln. The Violets, previously undefeated, finished with just 16 net yards and one first down.    Five days later, an epic Nebraska drive comes up three yards short as time expires in a 10-6 defeat at Washington.
 
1931: Lewis “Bullet” Brown scores from long range for the second week in a row, starting Nebraska on its way to a 23-0 win over Iowa State. | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | AP | Notes | Stats    The Huskers then travel to Pittsburgh and suffer the most lopsided loss in program history, 40-0. | Lincoln Journal | AP | Pittsburgh Press | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 1, 2 | Cy Sherman commentary | Stats | Photos
 
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1936: A new university song called Hail Varsity, by Wilbur Chenoweth and Warren Joyce Ayres, is performed in public for the first time.
1936: NU finishes conference play unscored upon with a 40-0 romp at Kansas State. | United Press
 
1941: Jack Hazen recovers a blocked punt in the end zone in the fourth quarter to give Nebraska a 14-13 comeback win over Iowa. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2
 
1946: Nebraska's conference title hopes are dashed in a 27-6 loss at Oklahoma. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Photos
 
1951: With Bobby Reynolds sidelined by a burned cornea, the Huskers bow to Oklahoma, 27-0. The Huskers managed just two first downs and 41 net yards. | AP | LJS | OWH | Stats: 1, 2 | Play-by-play | Photos: 1, 2
 
1956: Top-ranked Oklahoma pummels the Huskers, 54-6, with 506 of the Sooners' 656 yards coming on the ground. It was OU's record-tying 39th consecutive win. | United Press | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2 | Photos
 
1961: In Bill Jennings' coaching finale at Nebraska, Oklahoma erases a 14-0 halftime deficit to pin a 21-14 loss on the Huskers. The Sooners drove 98 yards in 24 plays for the winning score. Player dissent (1, 2) was evident in the Nebraska locker room afterward. | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2
 
1966: Mike Vachon's field goal with 48 seconds left gives Oklahoma a 10-9 upset win over the previously unbeaten Huskers. The loss took some luster off the Sugar Bowl's already arranged NU-Alabama matchup.
 
«1971: Maybe you've heard about this one: Ne­bras­ka 35, Okla­homa 31.
 
1976: Oklahoma uses some Sooner Magic in the form of Elvis Peacock to rally from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit and upend the Huskers, 20-17.
 
1981: Quarterback Mark Mauer, pressed into service because of Turner Gill's injury the previous week, guides the Huskers to a 37-14 win at Oklahoma.
 
1986: It's Husker heartbreak against Oklahoma as the Sooners score twice in the final 90 seconds for a 20-17 win in Lincoln.
 
1996: Linebacker Terrell Farley's Nebraska career is over after his second drunken-driving arrest in three months. | 2015 postscript
 
2001: The Huskers' national championship hopes take a stunning hit as Colorado stampedes to a 62-36 win in Boulder.
 
2006: Gadget plays spice up the Huskers' 37-14 victory over Colorado. A date with Oklahoma for the Big 12 championship is next.
 
2011: Stifling defense and the tireless legs of Rex Burkhead carry the Huskers to a 20-7 win over Iowa.
 
2016:Tommy Armstrong Jr. returns to action at quarterback, but it's of little avail in a 40-10 thrashing at the hands of Iowa.