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Kansas State%E2%80%93Nebraska Football Rivalry

Kansas State-Nebraska football rivalry
First meetingOctober 14, 1911
Nebraska, 59-0
Latest meetingOctober 7, 2010
Nebraska, 48-13
Statistics
Meetings total95
All-time seriesNebraska leads, 78-15-2[1]
Largest victoryNebraska, 59-0 (1911)
Longest win streakNebraska, 29 (1969-1997)
Locations of Kansas State and Nebraska

The Kansas State-Nebraska football rivalry was an American college football rivalry between the Kansas State Wildcats and Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The schools first met as non-conference opponents in 1911, and then played a conference game annually from 1922 to 2010, first in the Big Eight and later in the Big 12. The rivalry dissolved when Nebraska left the Big 12 for the Big Ten in 2011. With only 135 miles separating the two schools, Nebraska and Kansas State were the nearest cross-border schools in both the Big Eight and Big 12 conferences.

History

The 1939 meeting between Kansas State and Nebraska was televised in Manhattan, making it the second-ever televised college football game.[2] In 1992, the teams met in the Coca-Cola Classic at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. Nebraska defeated Kansas State 38-24 to clinch the Big Eight championship.[3]

When the Big Eight merged with the Southwest Conference in 1996, Nebraska and Kansas State were placed into the Big 12 North division. The Wildcats never defeated legendary Nebraska coach Tom Osborne, who retired in 1997, but the two schools played several high-profile games in the years that followed as Bill Snyder solidified Kansas State as a program of note.

The most famous game in series history took place in 1998, when Kansas State ended its 29-year losing streak to Nebraska; this was also the first meeting in which Kansas State was the higher-ranked team. College Gameday visited Manhattan for the first time, and the No. 2 Wildcats used 26 second-half points to hold off No. 11 Nebraska, in its first year under head coach Frank Solich.[4] This game is also noteworthy for an uncalled face mask penalty by KSU defender Travis Ochs on Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch, and a picture of Crouch with his helmet backward became the game's most enduring image.[5][6][7]

The final game between Nebraska and Kansas State was a 48-13 NU victory on October 7, 2010. No future games are scheduled, though there have been discussions between the two schools of renewing the rivalry.[8]

Game results

Kansas State victoriesNebraska victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScoreSeries
1 October 14, 1911 Lincoln Nebraska 59-0 NU 1-0
2 October 12, 1912 Lincoln Nebraska 30-6 NU 2-0
3 October 11, 1913 Lincoln Nebraska 24-6 NU 3-0
4 October 17, 1914 Manhattan Nebraska 31-0 NU 4-0
5 October 9, 1915 Lincoln Nebraska 31-0 NU 5-0
6 October 14, 1916 Lincoln Nebraska 14-0 NU 6-0
7 November 18, 1922 Lincoln Nebraska 21-0 NU 7-0
8 November 29, 1923 Lincoln Nebraska 34-12 NU 8-0
9 November 22, 1924 Manhattan Nebraska 24-0 NU 9-0
10 November 14, 1925 Manhattan Tie0-0 NU 9-0-1
11 November 13, 1926 Lincoln Nebraska 3-0 NU 10-0-1
12 November 19, 1927 Manhattan Nebraska 33-0 NU 11-0-1
13 November 29, 1928 Lincoln Nebraska 8-0 NU 12-0-1
14 November 23, 1929 Manhattan Nebraska 10-6 NU 13-0-1
15 November 27, 1930 Lincoln Kansas State 10-9 NU 13-1-1
16 November 14, 1931 Manhattan Nebraska 6-3 NU 14-1-1
17 October 29, 1932 Lincoln Nebraska 6-0 NU 15-1-1
18 October 21, 1933 Manhattan Nebraska 9-0 NU 16-1-1
19 November 29, 1934 Lincoln Kansas State 19-7 NU 16-2-1
20 October 19, 1935 Manhattan Tie0-0 NU 16-2-2
21 November 21, 1936 Lincoln #13 Nebraska 40-0 NU 17-2-2
22 November 27, 1937 Manhattan #11 Nebraska 3-0 NU 18-2-2
23 November 24, 1938 Lincoln Nebraska 14-7 NU 19-2-2
24 October 28, 1939 Manhattan #10 Nebraska 25-9 NU 20-2-2
25 November 30, 1940 Lincoln #8 Nebraska 20-0 NU 21-2-2
26 November 1, 1941 Manhattan Kansas State 12-6 NU 21-3-2
27 November 28, 1942 Lincoln Kansas State 19-0 NU 21-4-2
28 November 6, 1943 Manhattan Nebraska 13-7 NU 22-4-2
29 November 25, 1944 Lincoln Nebraska 35-0 NU 23-4-2
30 November 10, 1945 Manhattan Nebraska 24-0 NU 24-4-2
31 October 5, 1946 Lincoln Nebraska 31-0 NU 25-4-2
32 October 25, 1947 Manhattan Nebraska 14-7 NU 26-4-2
33 November 6, 1948 Lincoln Nebraska 32-0 NU 27-4-2
34 October 8, 1949 Manhattan Nebraska 13-6 NU 28-4-2
35 November 11, 1950 Lincoln #16 Nebraska 49-21 NU 29-4-2
36 October 6, 1951 Manhattan Nebraska 1-0 NU 30-4-2
37 October 11, 1952 Lincoln Nebraska 27-14 NU 31-4-2
38 October 3, 1953 Manhattan Kansas State 27-0 NU 31-5-2
39 October 9, 1954 Lincoln Kansas State 7-3 NU 31-6-2
40 October 1, 1955 Manhattan Nebraska 16-0 NU 32-6-2
41 October 13, 1956 Lincoln Kansas State 10-7 NU 32-7-2
42 October 5, 1957 Manhattan Nebraska 14-7 NU 33-7-2
43 October 11, 1958 Lincoln Kansas State 23-6 NU 33-8-2
44 November 21, 1959 Manhattan Kansas State 29-14 NU 33-9-2
45 October 8, 1960 Lincoln Nebraska 17-7 NU 34-9-2
46 October 7, 1961 Manhattan Nebraska 24-0 NU 35-9-2
47 October 20, 1962 Lincoln Nebraska 26-6 NU 36-9-2
48 October 19, 1963 Manhattan Nebraska 28-6 NU 37-9-2
No.DateLocationWinnerScoreSeries
49 October 17, 1964 Lincoln #6 Nebraska 47-0 NU 38-9-2
50 October 16, 1965 Manhattan #2 Nebraska 41-0 NU 39-9-2
51 October 15, 1966 Lincoln #6 Nebraska 21-10 NU 40-9-2
52 October 7, 1967 Manhattan #7 Nebraska 16-14 NU 41-9-2
53 November 9, 1968 Lincoln Kansas State 12-0 NU 41-10-2
54 November 15, 1969 Manhattan #17 Nebraska 10-7 NU 42-10-2
55 November 14, 1970 Lincoln #4 Nebraska 51-13 NU 43-10-2
56 November 13, 1971 Manhattan #1 Nebraska 44-17 NU 44-10-2
57 November 18, 1972 Lincoln #5 Nebraska 59-7 NU 45-10-2
58 November 17, 1973 Manhattan #10 Nebraska 50-21 NU 46-10-2
59 November 16, 1974 Lincoln #6 Nebraska 35-7 NU 47-10-2
60 November 8, 1975 Manhattan #3 Nebraska 12-0 NU 48-10-2
61 October 16, 1976 Lincoln #3 Nebraska 51-0 NU 49-10-2
62 October 8, 1977 Manhattan #9 Nebraska 26-9 NU 50-10-2
63 October 14, 1978 Lincoln #8 Nebraska 48-14 NU 51-10-2
64 November 10, 1979 Manhattan #2 Nebraska 21-12 NU 52-10-2
65 November 8, 1980 Lincoln #5 Nebraska 55-8 NU 53-10-2
66 October 17, 1981 Manhattan #19 Nebraska 49-3 NU 54-10-2
67 October 16, 1982 Lincoln #6 Nebraska 42-13 NU 55-10-2
68 October 29, 1983 Manhattan #1 Nebraska 51-25 NU 56-10-2
69 October 27, 1984 Lincoln #4 Nebraska 62-14 NU 57-10-2
70 November 2, 1985 Manhattan #5 Nebraska 41-3 NU 58-10-2
71 November 1, 1986 Lincoln #9 Nebraska 38-0 NU 59-10-2
72 October 24, 1987 Lincoln #2 Nebraska 56-3 NU 60-10-2
73 October 22, 1988 Manhattan #5 Nebraska 48-3 NU 61-10-2
74 October 7, 1989 Lincoln #4 Nebraska 58-7 NU 62-10-2
75 October 6, 1990 Manhattan #8 Nebraska 45-8 NU 63-10-2
76 October 19, 1991 Lincoln #9 Nebraska 38-31 NU 64-10-2
77 December 5, 1992 Tokyo, Japan #11 Nebraska 38-24 NU 65-10-2
78 October 16, 1993 Lincoln #6 Nebraska 45-28 NU 66-10-2
79 October 15, 1994 Manhattan #2 Nebraska 17-6 NU 67-10-2
80 October 21, 1995 Lincoln #2 Nebraska 49-25 NU 68-10-2
81 October 5, 1996 Manhattan #7 Nebraska 39-3 NU 69-10-2
82 October 4, 1997 Lincoln #3 Nebraska 56-26 NU 70-10-2
83 November 14, 1998 Manhattan #2 Kansas State 40-30 NU 70-11-2
84 November 13, 1999 Lincoln #7 Nebraska 41-15 NU 71-11-2
85 November 11, 2000 Manhattan #16 Kansas State 29-28 NU 71-12-2
86 November 10, 2001 Lincoln #2 Nebraska 31-21 NU 72-12-2
87 November 16, 2002 Manhattan #11 Kansas State 49-13 NU 72-13-2
88 November 15, 2003 Lincoln Kansas State 38-9 NU 72-14-2
89 October 23, 2004 Manhattan Kansas State 45-21 NU 72-15-2
90 November 12, 2005 Lincoln Nebraska 27-25 NU 73-15-2
91 October 14, 2006 Manhattan #21 Nebraska 21-3 NU 74-15-2
92 November 10, 2007 Lincoln Nebraska 73-31 NU 75-15-2
93 November 15, 2008 Manhattan Nebraska 56-28 NU 76-15-2
94 November 21, 2009 Lincoln Nebraska 17-3 NU 77-15-2
95 October 7, 2010 Manhattan #7 Nebraska 48-13 NU 78-15-2
Series: Nebraska leads 78-15-2[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Winsipedia - Kansas State Wildcats vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers football series history". Winsipedia.
  2. ^ "HUSKERS' FIRST TIME ON NATIONAL TV". Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Olsen, Eric. "NU Travel Souvenir: Big 8 Title". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Barfknecht, Lee (November 14, 2018). "20 Years Later: Nebraska". Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Hall, Spencer (June 5, 2013). "THE WORST FACEMASK NON-PENALTY OF ALL TIME". Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Griffin, Tim (June 19, 2009). "Ochs' tackle of Crouch is Big 12's No. 16 moment". Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ Robinett, Kellis (August 5, 2020). "K-State Countdown: Ranking the 10 best game-winning plays in Wildcats history". Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ Barfknecht, Lee. "Former Big 12 foe Kansas State willing to schedule Nebraska in the future". Retrieved 2018.



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