“Six inches of daylight, man, that’s all I need,” Nebraska I-Back Jay Sims said before taking his first carry against Michigan State in 1995’s blowout win. He was right, going 80 yards for a touchdown.
Nebraska will honor Memorial Stadium with alternate uniforms on Saturday against Illinois. Mike Babcock looks back at the first game there, a game before the official dedication and one in which the Huskers wore blue uniforms.
Nebraska had its sights set on defending-national-champion Ohio State in Week 2 of the 1955 season. One problem: The Huskers had to play Hawaii first.
It was supposed to be a game against Arkansas, then, when the Razorbacks backed out, Temple. Instead the Huskers’ hosted Middle Tennessee, technically its first game against a I-AA opponent.
Nebraska-Minnesota, 1983, 84-13. It’s an unforgettable game, and one so lopsided that one Husker said he enjoyed a hamburger on the sidelines.
“Coach,” senior wide receiver Matt Davison said to Frank Solich after a testy team dinner before the 2000 Alamo Bowl, “we’d better put one on these guys. They kind of deserve it.” So the Huskers did, beating Northwestern 66-17.
Revisiting the most memorable decision of Tom Osborne’s career and Nebraska’s loss to Miami in the 1984 Orange Bowl.
Current Wisconsin AD was a member of Nebraska’s dominant defense when the Huskers beat the Badgers in 1966.
Nebraska spent all week preparing for Oklahoma’s wishbone in 1983, but the Sooners came out in a new formation, twice held a lead and forcing AD Bob Deavaney to seek karmic assistance.
Sixty years ago today Nebraska and Purdue played for the first time. They wouldn’t meet again until the Huskers joined the Big Ten.