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This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 18-24, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1901: The Nebraska football program is barely a decade old, but fans already have a reputation for football madness. Meanwhile, the Cornhuskers tune up for the season with a practice game against Lincoln High.
 
1906: T.M. Stuart from Michigan joins the Nebraska coaching staff. Meanwhile, rainy weather makes for muddy practices for Amos Foster's team. | Full story
 
1911: A season preview places Nebraska among the prominent Western powers. | Full story
 
1916: Alumni in Omaha have high hopes for “Doc” Stewart's first Cornhusker squad.
 
1926: Developing more offensive punch is a priority as the Huskers prepare for the 1926 season.
 
1931: Nebraska's games against Northwestern and Pitt are slated for national radio broadcasts.
 
1936: Coach Dana X. Bible suspects his Huskers are being deliberately overhyped by rivals in the Big Six.
 
1951: The varsity runs wild over the freshmen, 81-0, in a public scrimmage attended by 12,000.
 
1956: The Huskers roll up 401 yards in total offense in a season-opening 34-6 win over South Dakota. | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | OWH | Stats | Photos
 
1961: The Huskers score their most points in five years as North Dakota falls in the opener, 33-0. Dennis Claridge and Bob Brown were among the sophomores making their Nebraska debuts. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats
 

Defensive back Larry Wachholtz (36) did it all against Utah State in 1966 on a day when the offense sputtered. Above, he turns the corner on a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown. He also intercepted two passes and kicked a 39-yard field goal.
«1966: Wayne Meylan’s blocked punt and Larry Wachholtz’s long punt return break open a surprisingly tight game midway through the second half as Nebraska fends off Utah State, 28-7.
 
1971: Jerry Tagge and Johnny Rodgers connect for three touchdown passes, each covering 20 yards or more, to pace Nebraska past Minnesota, 35-7.
 
1976: Rick Berns and Monte Anthony run for two touchdowns apiece as the Huskers roll at Indiana, 45-13.
 
1981: Nebraska stuns Florida State with a pair of third-quarter touchdowns just six seconds apart in a 34-14 win in Lincoln. Roger Craig rushed for 234 yards, including a 94-yard touchdown run.
 
1986: Nebraska jumps to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and cruises to a 59-14 win at Illinois. | Highlights
 
1991: The Huskers’ 21-9 lead collapses in the final 16 minutes as Washington scores the game’s final 27 points to hand Nebraska a 36-21 defeat.
 
1996: Nebraska's 27-game winning streak comes to a crashing end as Arizona State registers three safeties and shuts out the Huskers, 19-0.
 
2001: Eric Crouch completes 9 of 11 passes and rushes for 97 yards as the Huskers blast Rice, 48-3, in a game postponed for five days because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
 
2006: Marlon Lucky and Kenny Wilson rush for 100-plus yards each in Nebraska's 56-0 dismantling of Troy.
 
2011: Rex Burkhead’s 170-yard rushing performance helps carry the Huskers to a 38-14 win at Wyoming.
 
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