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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs UCLA Bruins: A History


The Nebraska Cornhuskers and UCLA Bruins have faced each other eleven times on the gridiron. The first meeting took place in 1946 with The Bruins shutting out the Huskers 18-0. UCLA took down Nebraska in their next two meetings in 1948 and 1972. Their win in 72 brought Nebraska’s 32 game win streak to an end. The following season The Huskers grabbed their first win over the The Bruins 40-13.

A decade would pass before the two storied programs would face each other again. Nebraska would dominate the home and home series winning both games in blowout fashion. The teams split a home and home series in the 1987-1988 seasons. Nebraska squeaked out a 14-13 win over UCLA in 1993, then blew them out 49-21 in 1994.

Eighteen years would pass until the two teams battled last season in Pasadena. The 36-30 Bruin victory was not nearly as close as the score would indicate. The UCLA offense gashed Nebraska for 653 total yards, including 344 on the ground.

Redshirt Freshman quarterback Brett Hundley picked the Huskers apart throwing for 309 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Jonathan  Franklin exploded for 217 yards on the ground. The upset launched UCLA to one of it’s better seasons in recent years.

Nebraska looks to take a 7-5 series lead with a victory on Saturday.


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