This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 4-10, looking back in five-year intervals:
1891: Nebraska ends its season with a 32-0 drubbing of Doane. Also, NU's first conference begins to form.
1901: The football program turns a $4,000 profit on revenues of $7,000.
1911: Nebraska declines to play in a proposed New Year's game in Seattle against a Washington alumni team.
1916: A movement is afoot in Omaha to boycott Nebraska football unless at least one game per season is played in that city.
«1931: Blanked for the first 45 minutes of play, the Huskers break loose for three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to defeat Colorado State in Denver, 20-7. Bullet Brown's 82-yard punt return capped Nebraska's scoring. | AP | LJS: 1, 2 | OWH | Stats | Play-by-play: 1, 2, 3
1946: Attendance at Nebraska's regular-season games sets a program record of 309,559.
1951: Bill Glassford is mentioned as a possible candidate for head coach at his alma mater, Pitt, but the Husker coach says he's staying in Lincoln.
1956: Guard Jim Murphy is the iron man of the team, logging nearly 43 minutes of playing time per game.
«1961: Hank Foldberg visits Lincoln and emerges as a likely successor to Bill Jennings as head coach.
1966: UPI names Wayne Meylan the Big Eight Player of the Year. Meanwhile, Bob Devaney lists the 57 players on the travel squad for the Sugar Bowl.
1971: The Huskers wrap up a 12-0 regular season with a 45-3 romp at Hawaii.
1976: Richard Berns rushes for a school record 211 yards as Nebraska rolls over Hawaii, 68-3. Also, former Husker assistant Carl Selmer ends his two-year run as Miami's head coach.
1981: Passed over for coach-of-the-year honors in the past, Bob Devaney is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Tom Osborne's two-loss Huskers still have national championship hopes.
1996: Texas uses a daring fourth-down pass from its own 28 yard line to down the Huskers in the first-ever Big 12 championship game, 37-27.
2001: Husker quarterback Eric Crouch becomes the school's third Heisman Trophy winner, and Nebraska receives a controversial berth in the BCS championship game against Miami.
2006: Former Nebraska fullback Andra Franklin, who played in the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl as a Miami Dolphin, dies at age 47.