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Nebraska Cornhuskers football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2019 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAA-Big 10-Nebraska Cornhuskers Helmet
First season 1890
Head coach Scott Frost
2nd year, 4–8 ()
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Lincoln)
Stadium capacity 85,458[1]
Record: 91,585
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
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
Nebraska Cornhuskers Historical Teams
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All-time record 897–388–40 ()
Postseason bowl record 26–27 ()
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 Scott Frost.

HistoryEdit

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/ImagesEdit

SeasonsEdit

2010-2019Edit

Season Coach Record Bowl
2019 Scott Frost
2018 Scott Frost 4-8 none
2017 Mike Riley 4-8 none
2016 Mike Riley 9-4 Music City (L)
2015 Mike Riley 6-7 Foster Farms (W)
2014 Bo Pelini, Barney Cotton 9-4 Holiday (L)
2013 Bo Pelini 9-4 Gator (W)
2012 Bo Pelini 10-4 Capital One (L)
2011 Bo Pelini 9-4 Capital One (L)
2010 Bo Pelini 10-4 Holiday (L)

2000-2009Edit

Season Coach Record Bowl
2009 Bo Pelini 10-4 Holiday (W)
2008 Bo Pelini 9-4 Gator (W)
2007 Bill Callahan 5-7 none
2006 Bill Callahan 9-5 Cotton (L)
2005 Bill Callahan 8-4 Alamo (W)
2004 Bill Callahan 5-6 none
2003 Frank SolichBo Pelini 10-3 Alamo (W)
2002 Frank Solich 7-7 Independence (L)
2001 Frank Solich 11-2 Rose (L)
2000 Frank Solich 10-2 Alamo (W)

1990-1999Edit

Season Coach Record Bowl
1999 Frank Solich 12-1 Fiesta (W)
1998 Frank Solich 9-4 Holiday (L)
1997 Tom Osborne 13-0 Holiday (L)
1996 Tom Osborne 11-2 Holiday (L)
1995 Tom Osborne 12-0 Holiday (L)
1994 Tom Osborne 13-0 Holiday (L)
1993 Tom Osborne 11-1 Holiday (L)
1992 Tom Osborne 9-3 Holiday (L)
1991 Tom Osborne 9-2-1 Holiday (L)
1990 Tom Osborne 9-3 Holiday (L)

1980-1989Edit

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

1970-1979Edit

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

Notable AlumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External LinksEdit

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