Husker football history

129 seasons of Nebraska football

1,329 games. 899 wins. 5 national championships.

Find information on every win, loss and tie, then dive into the stats on your own and see how NU stacks up all time against every team, in every bowl game, in conference play, season openers and more. With historical World-Herald front pages, photos, stories, key stats and more, our ever-growing Husker History page is your new home for taking a look back into the history of one of the nation's most tradition-rich programs.


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Today in Husker history 9 games

Sept. 20, 2014: Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah cuts through Miami defenders in the fourth quarter. Abdullah rushed for 229 yards and became NU's career leader in all-purpose yards, passing Johnny Rodgers. REBECCA S. GRATZ/THE WORLD-HERALD

Date Opponent Outcome
Sept. 20, 2014 Miami (FL) Win
Sept. 20, 2001 Rice Win
Sept. 20, 1997 Washington Win
Sept. 20, 1986 Illinois Win
Sept. 20, 1980 Iowa Win
Sept. 20, 1975 Indiana Win
Sept. 20, 1969 USC Loss
Sept. 20, 1958 Penn State Win
Sept. 20, 1952 South Dakota Win

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Nebraska vs. Illinois, Sept. 21

The Huskers are 12-3-1 all time against Illinois in 16 games. The last meeting between these teams was on Nov. 10, 2018. Nebraska won that game 54-35.

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