It was one of the greatest victories ever enjoyed by Husker fans, but it didn’t win a conference championship or a bowl game or a national title. Instead, Nebraska accomplished something that it’s other six Big 8 brothers couldn’t do for over a decade. They beat Oklahoma.
The Sooners were 74-0-2 since 1946, they had dominated the 50′s and were enroute to another ho-hum victory in the Big 8 Conference when they entered Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Halloween 1959.
They would exit with a loss.
Join KLIN’s John Bishop for a look back at one of the great moments in Husker football as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nebraska’s historic upset of the Sooners. This special Thanksgiving Day edition of Cornhusker Classics will air at 6:00am and again at 9:00am Thursday, or you can listen on your computer by visiting our podcast site.