This illustration accompanied the Minneapolis Journals coverage of the 1910 Minnesota game.
This week in Husker history
The week of Nov. 15-21, looking back in five-year intervals:
1895: A five-yard touchdown run by Kansas John Outland late in the second half sends Nebraska to an 8-4 defeat. | Full story | Topeka Capital | Lincoln Daily News | OWH Nebraska then bounces back with a 24-0 win at Doane.
1900: Ralph Drain's 70-yard punt return in the final two minutes seals a 12-0 win at Kansas, and Nebraska remains unscored upon for the season. | Full story | OWH
1905: Minnesota runs the ball 171 times for 688 yards and crushes the Cornhuskers, 35-0. | Full story | OWH
«1915: In his final college game, Guy Chamberlin scores four touchdowns -- all from 20 to 60 yards -- in a 52-7 romp over Iowa. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | OWH It was his final game because Missouri Valley Conference schools rejected a rules waiver (1, 2) that would have let Nebraska play in the Rose Bowl. (Modern-day accounts attribue the denial to NU's Athletic Board, but newspaper reports from that time leave no doubt the board gave its OK.)
1920: Long runs by Vern Moore, Fred Dale (pictured) and Floyd Wright propel the Huskers to a 35-7 win over Michigan State. | OWH
1930: A big statistical advantage does the Huskers little good on the scoreboard as Nebraska and Missouri battle to a 0-0 tie. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | OWH | Play-by-play
1935: The Husker offense is stymied at Pitt in a 6-0 loss. Nebraska advanced to the Pitt 24-yard line with a minute left but could get no closer. | Pittsburgh Press | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Game diagram | Stats
1940: Pitt misses a 23-yard field goal with half a minute remaining, and Nebraska holds on for a 9-7 win. | Pittsburgh Press | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats | Photos
1945: Nebraska's first string plays just one quarter as the Huskers blow out undermanned South Dakota, 53-0. The Coyotes suited up just 21 players. | OWH | LJS | Stats
1950: Nebraska gets all its yards on the ground in a 20-13 win over Iowa State. | LJS: 1, 2 | Stats | Photos
«1955: Two days before the season finale against Oklahoma, coach Bill Glassford announces hes stepping down after seven seasons. The Huskers then lose to the top-ranked Sooners, 41-0. | OWH | LJS: 1, 2 | Stats | Video
1960: Fourth-quarter magic: Thunder Thornton's 68-yard TD run and Ron Meade's 28-yard field goal lift the Huskers to a second consecutive upset of Oklahoma, this time by a 17-14 score in Norman.
1965: Alabama accepts an Orange Bowl invitation to play Nebraska, which already has the bowl bid sewn up with the Oklahoma game yet to be played.
1970: Fullback Dan Schneiss' fingertip catch sets up the winning score as Nebraska fends off Oklahoma, 28-21. Cornerback Jim Anderson's interception in the end zone sealed the victory on the final play.
1975: Nebraska hammers Iowa State, 52-0, to set up a battle of unbeatens against Oklahoma, and Tom Osborne is miffed that Alabama's Bear Bryant (that son of a buck) is reportedly pulling strings to keep the Nebraska-Oklahoma loser out of the Sugar Bowl.
1980: Iowa State turnovers set up four of the Huskers' five touchdowns as Nebraska wins in Ames, 35-0.
1985: Fullback Tom Rathman's stellar season gets some recognition as the Huskers prepare for Oklahoma.
2005: The Huskers get set to travel to Boulder as two-touchdown underdogs to Colorado.
2010: The Huskers lose to Texas A&M, 9-6 in an avalanche of penalties. Afterward, Chancellor Harvey Perlman* says coach Bo Pelini will get a talking-to about his sideline behavior.
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