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Frank Solich, Nebraska’s pint-size fullback, set a Husker single-game rushing record 50 years ago this week.
 
 
This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 20-26, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1900: Already there's anticipation of the Minnesota game in late November. | Full story
 
1905: The Cornhuskers open the season with an easy 30-0 win over Grand Island.
 
1910: The team gets an upbeat preview in the Omaha Bee. | Full story
 
1915: The Huskers get ready for a tough opener against Drake. | Full story
 
1925: The varsity tunes up for Illinois with a ragged performance against the freshmen: 1, 2.
 
1930: Nebraska lacks its usual beef as just one player, Hugh Rhea, tips the scales at 200 pounds.
 
1940: Nine days before their opener at Minnesota, the Huskers tune up in a scrimmage that features four touchdowns.
 
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«1945: Joe Byler, a tackle on the 1941 and ’42 teams, is awarded the Silver Star, the U.S. military's third-highest decoration for valor.
 
1950: The varsity rolls to 60-13 win over the freshmen a week before the opener against Indiana. Also, 13 players are slated for duty on both offense and defense.
 
1955: A week after a 6-0 loss to Hawaii that had Husker fans fuming, Nebraska puts up a good fight at sixth-ranked Ohio State before falling, 28-20.
 
1960: Minnesota dominates the Huskers in Lincoln, 26-14.
 
1965: Frank Solich sets a Nebraska single-game record by rushing for 204 yards in a 27-17 win at Air Force.
 
1970: The Huskers' passing game clicks in a 28-0 win over Army.
 
«1975: The Blackshirts hold Indiana to under 100 yards in a 45-0 romp in Lincoln. (At left, quarterback Vince Ferragamo and center Tom Davis.)
 
1980: Nebraska deals Iowa its most lopsided defeat in 30 years, 57-0.
 
1985: Doug Dubose rushes for 191 yards as the Huskers turn back Illinois, 52-25.
 
1990: NU dominates Minnesota on both sides of the ball as the Gophers fall, 56-0. George Achola and Derek Brown each topped 100 yards rushing.
 
1995: Damon Benning has a big day as Nebraska routs Pacific, 49-7. Meanwhile, the heat on the program intensifies with Sports Illustrated's “Coach and Jury” article.
 
2000: Eric Crouch ties a school record with five TD passes as the top-rated Huskers handle Iowa, 42-13.
 
2010: The Huskers struggle to a 17-3 win over lower-division South Dakota State.
 
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