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The week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3, looking back in five-year intervals
1896: Frank Holbrook’s 35-yard touchdown run in the first half gives Iowa a 6-0 victory over Nebraska in a game that was arranged after the teams played to a 0-0 tie two days earlier.

«1901: Nebraska storms back from a 10-0 deficit with three quick second-half touchdowns for an 18-10 win over Haskell. Johnny Bender ran 75 or 85 yards for one of the scores. | Topeka Capital | Omaha Bee: 1, 2, 3
1906: The Cornhuskers finish the season with a 41-0 romp over Cincinnati. Quarterback Harold Cooke had several long runs, including a 60-yarder for a touchdown. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2, 3 | OWH
1916: A burly Notre Dame team has its way in Lincoln, 20-0. | Des Moines Register | South Bend News-Times | Lincoln Star | Preview
1926: The Huskers’ return trip from Seattle turns tragic as the train carrying the team hits a car in Montana.
1931: Former Husker Verne Lewellen’s short touchdown plunge clinches the NFL championship for the Green Bay Packers in a 7-0 game against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1936 Lloyd Cardwell vs Oregon State
Lloyd Cardwell picks up yardage against Oregon State.
1936: The Huskers strike for three TDs in the first 12 minutes and roll to a 32-14 win over Oregon State in Portland, cementing their top-10 status in the first year of the AP poll. Sam Francis passed for two TDs and ran for another. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | United Press: 1, 2 | AP: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2    Also, Francis is the Heisman Trophy runner-up.
Nebraska protects its 1-point lead over Oklahoma in the third quarter with Fred Preston’s pass deflection on a third-down play near midfield. Closing in at right is NU’s Bob Cooper. OU’s Jack Jacobs passed for 174 yards but was intercepted twice. DURHAM
1941: Nebraska is outgained by more than 100 yards, but Wayne Blue’s 68-yard interception return and Vic Schleich’s PAT give the Huskers a 7-6 win over Oklahoma. | AP | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2 | Sooner Magazine | Photos
1946: Rose Bowl-bound UCLA blanks the Huskers, 18-0, and holds Nebraska to 63 net yards. | AP | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats | Photos
1951: Bobby Reynolds rushes for 151 yards, but the Huskers fall, 19-7, at Miami in Nebraska’s first-ever night game. | AP: 1, 2 | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH: 1, 2 | Stats: 1, 2    Also, freshman Tom Novak is Nebraska’s lone All-Big Six honoree.
1961 Jennings is out, full page
«1961: Nebraska gives coach Bill Jennings the pink slip and finally hires a new athletic director, Tippy Dye. On the list of likely successors to Jennings, nowhere to be found is the coach who would get the job and turn the program around, Bob Devaney.
1976: NU President Woody Varner scoffs at an ABC commentator’s speculation that Tom Osborne’s job is in jeopardy.
1991: Calvin Jones' 15-yard TD run caps a Husker rally from a 14-0 deficit for a 19-14 victory over Oklahoma.
1996: The Blackshirts keep Colorado out of the end zone and score a TD of their own in a 17-12 win in Lincoln.
2001: The right pieces keep falling in place to keep Nebraska’s Rose Bowl hopes alive.
2006: Turnovers, including one on the first play from scrimmage, doom the Huskers as Oklahoma wins the Big 12 championship game, 21-7.
2011: Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini's move to head coach at Florida Atlantic is all but official.
2016: Bruce Read is fired as Mike Riley's special teams coordinator.