Husker Past Season Results
the 1970's

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1970's Decade Recap 

1970

Date

Opponent

W/L

Score

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'70's Record
98-20-4
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2 National Championship:  '70, '71
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S 12
H-Wake Forest
W
36-12
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'70's Win %
0.81967 (#4)
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5 Big 8 Championships (2 ties)
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S 19
A-USC
T
21-21
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'70's Bowl Record
7-3 (.700)
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(5 2d place, 1 4th tie)
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S 26
H-Army
W
28-0
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'70's Conf Record
55-13-2 (.8116).
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13 Academic All-Americans
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O 3
A-Minnesota
W
35-10
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'70's OOC Record
36-4-2 (.8810).
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27 All-Americans
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O 10
H-Missouri
W
21-7
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64 Academic All-Conf. Selection
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O 17
A-Kansas
W
41-20
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1 NCAA Total Offense Title: '78
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62 Big 8 All-Conf. Selections
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O 24
H-Oklahoma St.
W
65-31
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1 Heisman Trophy: J. Rodgers '72.
O 31
A-Colorado
W
29-13
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#1 NCAA Pass Defense:  '73
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2 Outland Trophies: L. Jacobson '71
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N 7
A-Iowa State
W
54-29
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R. Glover '72
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N 14
HC-Kansas State
W
51-13
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Coach Devaney '62-'72 (101-20-2).
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1 Lombardi Trophy: R. Glover '72
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N 21
H-Oklahoma
W
28-21
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Paul "Bear" Bryant Award: 
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(R. Glover runner-up '71)
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J 1 
LSU - Orange Bowl
17-12 
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B. Devaney '71.
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Walter Camp Award - J. Rodgers '72
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1/3
Big 8/Nat'l Champ
11-0-1


















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1971 Date Opponent W/L Score 1972 Date Opponent W/L Score   1973 Date Opponent W/L Score
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S 11
H-Oregon
W
34-7
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S 9
A-UCLA
L
17-20
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S 8
H-UCLA
W
40-13
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S 18
H-Minnesota
W
35-7
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S 16
H-Texas A&M
W
37-7
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S 22
H-N.Carolina State
W
31-14
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S 25
H-Texas A&M
W
34-7
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S 23
A-Army
W
77-7
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S 29
H-Wisconsin
W
20-16
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O 2
H-Utah State
W
42-6
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S 30
H-Minnesota
W
49-0
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O 6
A-Minnesota
W
48-7
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O 9
A-Missouri
W
36-0
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O 14
H-Missouri
W
62-0
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O 13
A-Missouri
L
12-13
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O 16
HC-Kansas
W
55-0
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O 21
A-Kansas
W
56-0
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O 20
HC-Kansas
W
10-9
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O 23
A-Oklahoma St.
W
41-13
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O 28
HC-Oklahoma St.
W
34-0
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O 27
A-Oklahoma St.
T
17-17
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O 30
H-Colorado
W
31-7
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N 4
A-Colorado
W
33-10
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N 3
H-Colorado
W
28-16
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N 6
H-Iowa State
W
37-0
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N 11
A-Iowa State
T
23-23
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N 10
H-Iowa State
W
31-7
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N 13
A-Kansas State
W
44-17
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N 18
H-Kansas State
W
59-7
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N 17
A-Kansas State
W
50-21
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N 25
A-Oklahoma
W
35-31
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N 23
H-Oklahoma
L
14-17
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N 23
A-Oklahoma
L
0-27
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D 4
A-Hawaii
W
45-3
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J 1 
Notre Dame-Orange
40-6 
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J 1 
Texas - Cotton Bowl
19-3 
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J 1 
Alabama - Orange
38-6 
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4/9
Big 8 Champs
9-2-1

  
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7/11
Tie-2d Big 8
9-2-1

  
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1/1
Big 8 / Nat'l Champs
13-0
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1974 Date Opponent W/L Score 1975 Date Opponent W/L Score   1976 Date Opponent W/L Score
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S 14
H-Oregon
W
61-7
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S 13
H-LSU
W
10-7
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S 11
A-LSU
T
6-6
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S 21
A-Wisconsin
L
20-21
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S 20
H-Indiana
W
45-0
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S 18
A-Indiana
W
45-13
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S 28
H-Northwestern
W
49-7
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S 27
H-Texas Christian
W
56-14
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S 25
H-Texas Christian
W
64-10
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O 5
H-Minnesota
W
54-0
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O 4
H-Miami-FL
W
31-16
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O 2
H-Miami-FL
W
17-9
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O 12
H-Missouri
L
10-21
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O 11
HC-Kansas
W
16-0
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O 9
A-Colorado
W
24-12
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O 19
A-Kansas
W
56-0
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O 18
A-Oklahoma St.
W
28-20
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O 16
HC-Kansas State
W
51-0
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O 26
HC-Oklahoma St.
W
7-3
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O 25
H-Colorado
W
63-21
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O 23
H-Missouri
L
24-34
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N 2
A-Colorado
W
31-15
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N 1
A-Missouri
W
30-7
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O 30
A-Kansas
W
31-3
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N 9
A-Iowa State
W
23-13
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N 8
A-Kansas State
W
12-0
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N 6
H-Oklahoma St.
W
14-10
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N 16
H-Kansas State
W
35-7
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N 15
H-Iowa State
W
52-0
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N 13
A-Iowa State
L
28-37
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N 23
H-Oklahoma
L
14-28
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N 22
A-Oklahoma
L
10-35
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N 26
H-Oklahoma
L
17-20
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D 31 
Florida - Sugar Bowl
W
13-10 
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D 26 
Arizona St - Sun 
14-7 
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D 4
A-Hawaii
W
68-3
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7/9
Tie-2d Big 8
9-3
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9/9
Tie-Big 8 Champs
10-2
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D 31 
TX Tech-ABluebonnet
27-24 













7/9
Tie-4th Big 8
9-3-1

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1977 Date Opponent W/L Score 1978 Date Opponent W/L Score 1979 Date Opponent W/L Score
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S 10
H-Washington St
L
10-19
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S 2
A-Alabama
L
3-20
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S 15
H-Utah State
W
35-14
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S 17
H-Alabama
W
31-24
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S 9
H-California
W
36-26
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S 22
A-Iowa
W
24-21
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S 24
H-Baylor
W
31-10
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S 16
H-Hawaii
W
56-10
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S 29
H-Penn State
W
42-17
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O 1
H-Indiana
W
31-13
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S 30
A-Indiana
W
69-17
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O 6
H-New Mexico St
W
57-0
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O 8
A-Kansas State
W
26-9
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O 7
A-Iowa State
W
23-0
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O 13
HC-Kansas
W
42-0
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O 15
H-Iowa State
L
21-24
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O 14
HC-Kansas State
W
48-14
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O 20
A-Oklahoma St.
W
36-0
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O 22
HC-Colorado
W
33-15
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O 21
A-Colorado
W
52-14
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O 27
H-Colorado
W
38-10
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O 29
A-Oklahoma St.
W
31-14
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O 28
H-Oklahoma St.
W
22-14
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N 3
A-Missouri
W
23-20
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N 5
A-Missouri
W
21-10
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N 4
A-Kansas
W
63-21
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N 10
A-Kansas State
W
21-12
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N 12
H-Kansas
W
52-7
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N 11
H-Oklahoma
W
17-14
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N 17
H-Iowa State
W
34-3
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N 25
A-Oklahoma
L
7-38
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N 18
H-Missouri
L
31-35
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N 24
A-Oklahoma
L
14-17
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D 19 
No Carolina-Liberty 
21-17
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J 1 
Oklahoma - Orange
24-31
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J 1 
Houston - Cotton 
14-17 
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10/12
Tie-2d Big 8
9-3

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8/8
Tie-Big 8 Champs
9-3

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7/9
2d Big 8
10-2

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