This week in Husker history
The week of Nov. 20-26, looking back in five-year intervals:
1891: Nebraska is drubbed by Iowa in Omaha, 22-0. It was NUs first game against an out-of-state team,
1896: Three days after beating Nebraska Wesleyan, 28-0, Nebraska battles Iowa to a 0-0 tie in the snow. The two sides decided to play again in two days to settle matters. | OWH | Omaha Bee: 1, 2, 3 | Lincoln Courier | Wichita Eagle
1901: Nebraska holds closed practices in preparation for the season finale against Haskell.
1906: Chicago's Walter Eckersall drop-kicks five field goals in his collegiate finale as Nebraska falls to the Maroons, 38-5. | Omaha Bee: 1, 2 | Indianapolis Star | Mpls. Journal 1, 2 | OWH | Chicago Tribune: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Pittsburgh Press | Game diagram | Game photo
1911: Nebraska outplays visiting Michigan but has to settle for a 6-6 tie.
1916: Nebraska uses an effective passing game to storm back from an early 10-0 deficit and win handily at Iowa, 34-17. | LJS: 1, 2 | Des Moines Register: 1, 2, 3 | OWH
«1921: Clarence Swanson catches three touchdown passes as Nebraska blasts Colorado State, 70-7. Tackle Roy Link Lyman (pictured) joined the scoring parade on a tackle-around play. | Nebraska State Journal: 1, 2 | OWH
1926: NYU scores first on a long fumble return, but the Huskers take control for a 15-7 win in snowy Lincoln. The visitors finished with just 16 net yards. | Lincoln Star: 1, 2 | Brooklyn Eagle: 1, 2, 3 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2 Five days later, an epic Nebraska drive comes up three yards short in a 10-6 defeat at Washington.
1931: Lewis Bullet Brown scores from long range for the second week in a row, starting Nebraska on its way to a 23-0 win over Iowa State. | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | AP | OWH | Notes | Stats The Huskers then travel to Pittsburgh and suffer the most lopsided loss in program history, 40-0. | Lincoln Journal | AP | OWH | Pittsburgh Press | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 1, 2 | Cy Sherman commentary | Stats | Photos
1936: NU finishes conference play unscored upon with a 40-0 romp at Kansas State. | United Press | OWH
1941: Jack Hazen recovers a blocked punt in the end zone in the fourth quarter to give Nebraska a 14-13 comeback win over Iowa. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2
1946: Nebraska's conference title hopes are dashed in a 27-6 loss at Oklahoma. | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats
1951: With Bobby Reynolds sidelined by a burned cornea, the Huskers bow to Oklahoma, 27-0. The Huskers managed just two first downs and 41 net yards. | AP | LJS | OWH | Stats: 1, 2 | Play-by-play | Photos: 1, 2
1956: Top-ranked Oklahoma pummels the Huskers, 54-6, with 506 of the Sooners' 656 yards coming on the ground. It was OU's record-tying 39th consecutive win. | United Press | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2 | Photos
1961: In Bill Jennings' coaching finale at Nebraska, Oklahoma erases a 14-0 halftime deficit to pin a 21-14 loss on the Huskers. The Sooners drove 98 yards in 24 plays for the winning score. Player dissent (1, 2) was evident in the Nebraska locker room afterward. | LJS: 1, 2, 3 | OWH | Stats: 1, 2
1966: Mike Vachon's field goal with 48 seconds left gives Oklahoma a 10-9 upset win over the previously unbeaten Huskers. The loss took some luster off the Sugar Bowl's already arranged NU-Alabama matchup.
«1971: Maybe you've heard about this one: Nebraska 35, Oklahoma 31.
1976: Oklahoma uses some Sooner Magic in the form of Elvis Peacock to rally from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit and upend the Huskers, 20-17.
1981: Quarterback Mark Mauer, pressed into service because of Turner Gill's injury the previous week, guides the Huskers to a 37-14 win at Oklahoma.
1986: It's Husker heartbreak against Oklahoma again as the Sooners score twice in the final 90 seconds for a 20-17 win in Lincoln.
1996: Linebacker Terrell Farley's Nebraska career is over after his second drunken-driving arrest in three months. | 2015 postscript
2001: The Huskers' national championship hopes take a stunning hit as Colorado stampedes to a 62-36 win in Boulder.
2006: Gadget plays spice up the Huskers' 37-14 victory over Colorado. A date with Oklahoma for the Big 12 championship is next.
2011: Stifling defense and the tireless legs of Rex Burkhead carry the Huskers to a 20-7 win over Iowa.