Husker Attic: 1928 Nebraska-Montana State Program
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Husker Attic: 1928 Nebraska-Montana State Program

April 18, 2020

There’s a lot of great Husker memorabilia out there. Husker Attic is how we’ve showcased those vintage finds in every issue of Hail Varsity since our very first one. In the weeks ahead we’re sharing some of those gems online for the first time. Brought to you by Husker Army Presents 2020 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show.


1928 Nebraska-Montana State Program

Husker home-game programs included the title "Tales of the Cornhuskers from Homecoming against Kansas in 1927 through the early 1940s.

Aaron Babcock
The cover of the 1928 Nebraska-Montana State program.

>>The only blemishes on Nebraska's record in 1928 were a scoreless tie with perennial power Pittsburgh in Lincoln in mid-November and a 13-3 loss at Army a week later.

>>Nebraska played Montana State again in 1930, also in Lincoln, winning 53-7.

>>Nebraska won the 1928 home-opener against Montana State 26-6 on the way to a 7-1-1 record and a Big Six Conference title in Ernie Bearg's final season as head coach.

>>Coach Bearg came to Nebraska from Illinois, where he was an assistant, coaching the legendary Red Grange. Even though his record in four seasons at Nebraska was 23-7-3, fan were unhappy because, in part, his teams were 1-3 against rival Missouri.

>>Fullback Edward "Blue" Howell, guard Dan McMullen and center Ted James, all seniors, led the victory against the Bobcats. McMullen, who was from Belleville, Kan., earned All-America recognition that season.


The 2020 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show, presented by Husker Army, has been postponed from its original April date. Stay up to date on the new day and time by visiting the Husker Army Facebook page.

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