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This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 13-19, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1905: Assistant coach John Westover tries to put a damper on optimistic talk about the 1905 team as practices proceed in rainy South Bend, Neb. | Full stories: 1, 2
 
1910: Coach King Cole goes for speed over beef in the backfield. | Full story
 
1915: It's feared that future Hall-of-Famer Guy Chamberlin will need to tend to the family farm and miss the coming season.
 
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«1920: Charles L. Thomas, who coached Nebraska in 1895, dies in Omaha at age 48 after suffering a stroke. Also, the team goes through its first practice of fall.
 
1925: Coach E.E. Bearg holds his first fall practices in preparation for the Oct. 3 opener at Illinois. Meanwhile, speedster Roland Locke gets the green light from track coach Henry Schulte to continue playing football.
 
1930: The running backs have a good showing in the Huskers' first scrimmage of fall.
 
1935: Coach Dana X. Bible says the Huskers will settle for no less than the Big Six title. Meanwhile, the university plans a crackdown on drinking at games.
 
1940: The Cornhuskers' lineups start to take shape as a tough schedule looms.
 
1945: The Huskers are an inexperienced bunch as they prepare for their opener against Oklahoma.
 
1955: The Huskers fall to Hawaii in a stunning 6-0 upset, and the heat on coach Bill Glassford intensifies.
 
1960 Texas, Bill Jennings ride
«1960: Preseason optimism appears justified as Nebraska stuns No. 4 Texas, 14-13, in Austin.
 
1965: The Huskers, ranked No. 1 and featured on Sports Illustrated's cover, hold TCU to nine first downs and 164 yards in a 34-14 season-opening win.
 
1970: Nebraska and Southern Cal battle to a 21-21 draw in Los Angeles. Six turnovers hurt the Huskers in what would turn out to be their only non-victory of the season.
 
1975: With several key players sitting out, Nebraska wins a defensive battle against LSU, 10-7.
 
1980: Led by Jarvis Redwine's 179 yards, the Huskers open the season by rushing for 545 yards in a 55-9 dismantling of Utah.
 
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«1990: Lyell Bremser, the longtime radio play-by-play voice of the Huskers, dies at age 73 in Arizona.
 
1995: A 304-yard first quarter sets the tone as Nebraska, playing without the suspended Lawrence Phillips, clobbers Arizona State 77-28.
 
2005: Blocked field goals by Zach Potter and Adam Ickes preserve a 7-6 win over Pitt. ABC's Brent Musburger is ticketed* after the game.
 
2010: The Huskers crush Washington in Seattle, 56-21, as Taylor Martinez, Roy Helu and Rex Burkhead all eclipse 100 yards rushing.
 
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