This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 23-29, looking back in five-year intervals:
1902: Twenty-minute halves limit the drubbing as Nebraska opens with a 51-0 win over Doane. | Full story | OWH
1907: Scoring nine touchdowns in just 35 minutes of play, Nebraska opens the season by overwhelming Peru State, 53-0. | OWH
1912: Coach Ewald O. "Jumbo" Stiehm and his Cornhuskers are said to already be pointing to the season's third game, an Oct. 19 contest at Minnesota. Meanwhile, a varsity-vs.-freshmen scrimmage leaves a Lincoln writer unimpressed.
1917: Former Cornhusker halfback Owen Frank becomes an assistant to coach E.J. Doc Stewart.
1927: The Missouri Valley conference splinters as Nebraska and five other schools announce they are breaking away to form the Big Six, effective after the 1927 season. | NU conference history
1937: Nebraska is favored to repeat as Big Six champion, but a big nonconference game is the first order of business for the underdog Huskers and their new coach, Lawrence "Biff" Jones.
1942: The Huskers suffer their most lopsided defeat in 11 years in a 27-0 season-opening loss at Iowa. It was Lyell Bremser's first game as KFAB radio's football play-by-play man. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH
1952: Bill Glassford's team returns from Oregon with a 28-13 win over the Ducks. It was the second night game in Husker history and the first Nebraska victory under the lights.
1957: Nebraska gets drilled at West Point in a 42-0 loss to Army.
1962: In Bob Devaney's second game as head coach, the Huskers shock Michigan in Ann Arbor.
1977: Avoiding a letdown one week after the big win over Alabama, Nebraska beats Baylor by three touchdowns.
1982: Two controversial plays in the final seconds give No. 8 Penn State a win over the No. 2 Huskers.
1987: The Huskers survive a road test against 12th-ranked Arizona State.
1992: Arizona State dents the Blackshirts for 500-plus yards, but NU wins by three touchdowns in Lincoln
2002: The Huskers drop out of the AP poll for the first time since 1981 after losing to Iowa State in a game that saw the Cyclones claim their biggest margin of victory over Nebraska since 1899.
2007: Iowa State jumps to a 10-0 lead and manages to run 102 plays to Nebraska's 59, but the Huskers beat the Cyclones 35-17 in Lincoln.
2012: Nebraska rallies from a 17-point third-quarter deficit to beat Wisconsin, 30-27. Also, Tom Osborne announces will retire Jan. 1 as athletic director, and the search for his successor begins.