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Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAA-Big 10-Nebraska Cornhuskers Helmet
First season 1890
Head coach Scott Frost
3rd year, 9–15 (.375)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Lincoln)
Stadium capacity 85,458[1]
Record: 91,585
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Big Ten
Division West
Past conferences Independent (1890–91)
WIUFA (1892–97)
Independent (1898–1906)
MVIAA (1907–18)
Independent (1919–20)
Big 8 Conference (1921–95)
Big 12 (1996–2010)
All-time history
Template:Nebraska Cornhuskers history
All-time record 902–395–40 (.690)
Postseason bowl record 26–27 (.491)
Claimed national titles 5 (1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997)
Conference titles 46
Division titles 10 (1996, 1997, 1999–2001, 2006, 2008–10, 2012)
Rivalries Colorado (rivalry)
Iowa (rivalry)
Kansas (rivalry)
Kansas State (rivalry)
Miami (FL) (rivalry)
Minnesota (rivalry)
Missouri (rivalry)
Oklahoma (rivalry)
Texas (rivalry)
Wisconsin (rivalry)
Heisman winners 3
Johnny Rodgers (1972)
Mike Rozier (1983)
Eric Crouch (2001)
Consensus All-Americans 54[2]
Current uniform
NCAA-Big 10-Nebraska Cornhuskers Jerseys
Colors Scarlet [3] and Cream[3]

             


Fight song There is No Place Like Nebraska, Hail Varsity
Mascot Lil' Red/Herbie Husker
Marching band Cornhusker Marching Band (The Pride of All Nebraska)
Outfitter Adidas
Website huskers.com

The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represents the University of Nebraska, Lincoln located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Cornhuskers, also known as the Huskers, are a member of the NCAA FBS Big Ten Conference, which they joined in 2011. Previously, Nebraska had been members of the Big 12 Conference from 1996-2010, and before that they were in the Big 8 Conference from 1928 to 1995.

The Cornhuskers play their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln and are currently coached by Matt Rhule.

History[]

Nebraska is among the most storied programs in college football history. The Cornhuskers trail only Michigan, Ohio State, and Texas in all-time victories among FBS teams, and have won more games against Power Five opponents than any other program.[4] Nebraska claims 46 conference championships and five national championships (1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, and 1997), and has won nine other national championships that the school does not claim.[5][6] NU's 1971 and 1995 title-winning teams are considered by many to be among the best in college football history.[7] Famous Cornhuskers include Heisman Trophy winners Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier, and Eric Crouch. Rodgers, named Nebraska's "Player of the Century" in 1999, and Rozier, who graduated as the NCAA's all-time yards per carry leader, join 22 other Cornhuskers in the College Football Hall of Fame. Notable among these are players Bob Brown, Guy Chamberlin, Tommie Frazier, Rich Glover, Dave Rimington, and Will Shields, and coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne.[8]

The program's first extended period of success came just after the turn of the century. Between 1900 and 1916, Nebraska had five undefeated seasons and completed a stretch of 34 consecutive games without a loss, still a program record.[9] Despite a span of 21 conference championships in 33 seasons, the Cornhuskers didn't experience major national success until Bob Devaney was hired in 1962. In eleven seasons as head coach, Devaney won two national championships, eight conference titles, and coached 22 All-Americans, but perhaps his most lasting achievement was the hiring of Tom Osborne as offensive coordinator in 1969.[10] Osborne was named Devaney's successor in 1973, and over the next 25 years established himself as one of the best coaches in college football history with his trademark I-form offense and revolutionary strength, conditioning, and nutrition programs.[11] Following Osborne's retirement in 1997, Nebraska cycled through four head coaches before hiring state native Scott Frost in 2017.[12]

Logos/Images[]

Seasons[]

2020s[]

Season Coach Record
2024 Matt Rhule
2023 Matt Rhule 5-7
2022 Scott Frost; Mickey Joseph 4-8
2021 Scott Frost 3-9
2020 Scott Frost 3-5

2010s[]

Season Coach Record
2019 Scott Frost 5-7
2018 Scott Frost 4-8
2017 Mike Riley 4-8
2016 Mike Riley 9-4
2015 Mike Riley 6-7
2014 Bo Pelini, Barney Cotton 9-4
2013 Bo Pelini 9-4
2012 Bo Pelini 10-4
2011 Bo Pelini 9-4
2010 Bo Pelini 10-4

2000s[]

Season Coach Record
2009 Bo Pelini 10-4
2008 Bo Pelini 9-4
2007 Bill Callahan 5-7
2006 Bill Callahan 9-5
2005 Bill Callahan 8-4
2004 Bill Callahan 5-6
2003 Frank SolichBo Pelini 10-3
2002 Frank Solich 7-7
2001 Frank Solich 11-2
2000 Frank Solich 10-2

1990s[]

Season Coach Record
1999 Frank Solich 12-1
1998 Frank Solich 9-4
1997 Tom Osborne 13-0
1996 Tom Osborne 11-2
1995 Tom Osborne 12-0
1994 Tom Osborne 13-0
1993 Tom Osborne 11-1
1992 Tom Osborne 9-3
1991 Tom Osborne 9-2-1
1990 Tom Osborne 9-3

1980s[]

Season Coach Record
1989 Tom Osborne 10-2
1988 Tom Osborne 11-2
1987 Tom Osborne 10-2
1986 Tom Osborne 10-2
1985 Tom Osborne 9-3
1984 Tom Osborne 10-2
1983 Tom Osborne 12-1
1982 Tom Osborne 12-1
1981 Tom Osborne 9-3
1980 Tom Osborne 10-2

1970s[]

Season Coach Record
1979 Tom Osborne 10-2
1978 Tom Osborne 9-3
1977 Tom Osborne 9-3
1976 Tom Osborne 9-3-1
1975 Tom Osborne 10-2
1974 Tom Osborne 9-3
1973 Tom Osborne 9-2-1
1972 Bob Devaney 9-2-1
1971 Bob Devaney 13-0
1970 Bob Devaney 11-0-1

1960s[]

Season Coach Record
1969 Bob Devaney 9-2
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960

Notable Alumni[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. 2018 Nebraska Game Notes. University of Nebraska. Retrieved on August 28, 2018.
  2. Husker Football First-Team All-Americans – Huskers.com – Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site. Huskers.com. Retrieved on April 12, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Toolbox & Brand Book,Toolbox & Brand Book. University of Nebraska–Lincoln Communications & Strategic Marketing. Retrieved on August 12, 2016. ISBN .
  4. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2015/fbs.pdf
  5. Nebraska Conference Championships. Retrieved on October 23, 2016.
  6. Title teams -- HuskerMax™. Retrieved on October 23, 2016.
  7. Best college football teams of all-time. Retrieved on October 6, 2018.
  8. Major Football Award Winners. Huskers.com. Retrieved on June 21, 2010.
  9. Nebraska Football Schedules 1910–1919. HuskerMax. Retrieved on September 2, 2010.
  10. Tom's Time: Devaney Selects His Successor. HuskerMax. Retrieved on May 24, 2019.
  11. Epley leaving Huskers. Retrieved on May 24, 2019.
  12. Nebraska officially announces hiring of Scott Frost, introductory press conference scheduled for Sunday. Retrieved on May 24, 2019.

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