Nebraska Cornhusker Football
Nebraska Cornhusker Football

Nebraska Cornhusker Football

  • Publish Date: 2005-08-17
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Mark Fricke
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When Matt Davison made a diving catch on the famous flea-flicker play against Missouri in 1997, securing Nebraska's perfect season, the Husker faithful were in football nirvana. And that memorable play was preceded by over a century of Nebraska Football greatness. The team was winning conference championships back in the 1890s, and was an established national powerhouse by the time they joined the Big Eight (later Big Twelve) in 1928. Even the mediocre years brought excitement, such as the stunning 25-21 upset of the unbeatable Sooners in 1959. Five National Championships (1970, '71, '94, '95, and '97) under the coaching of Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, when the Huskers won at least 9 games per season for over 30 straight years, is an accomplishment of which most collegiate football programs can only dream.

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