Husker Football Social Quiz

Do you think that you’re a smart Husker Football Fan? Take our quiz and challenge your friends to see who really knows the most about Husker Football.

You have 10 minutes to complete the quiz.

Question #1: How many years was Tom Osborne the Head Coach at Nebraska?

Tom Osborne retired after the 1997 season with an awesome record of 254-49-3, and was later a Nebraska Congressman.

Question #2: How many points did Miami beat Nebraska by in the 1983 Orange Bowl?

Nebraska scored a late touchdown to pull within one point. They could have kicked a PAT to tie it, but they went for 2 to try and win it. However, their 2 point conversion failed when a Turner Gill pass fell incomplete.

Question #3: What was the only team Nebraska beat on the road in 2002?

In the Texas A&M game, Nebraska was down 31-14 starting the 4th quarter, when they came back and pulled it off 38-31.

Question #4: What College team did Mike Riley play for?

Question #5: Who was the first Husker quarterback to rush for over 1,000 yards and pass for over 1,000 yards in a season?

In 1997, Scott Frost ran for 1,095 yards and passed for over 1,000 yards. Crouch ran for 1,115 yards in 2001. Gill and Gdowski never ran for over 1,000 yards in a season.

Question #6: Who was the first Cornhusker running back to run for over 2,000 yards in a single season?

Mike Rozier was one of the first four to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season. He rushed for 2,148 yards in 1983. That was good enough to earn him the Heisman Trophy.

Question #7: What year did Nebraska win their first National Championship?

In 1970 They won their first National Championship.

Question #8: Which of the following quarterbacks did not lead the Cornhuskers to a National Championship?

Eric Crouch won the Heisman Trophy in 2001 but did not get the National Championship. Tagge led them in 1971. Frazier led them in 1994 and 1995, and Frost led them in 1997.

Question #9: Who did Scott Frost coach as a Head Coach prior to being hired at Nebraska?

Scott Frost coached at UCF and took them to the Peach Bowl in which they defeated Auburn to become the only undefeated team in 2017.

Question #10: In the 1998 Orange Bowl, Nebraska beat Tennesee to win the National Championship. What was the score of the game?

Nebraska won the game 42-17, and shared the National Championship with Michigan.

Question #11: Who was Nebraska’s first Heisman Trophy winner?

Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers won the Heisman in 1972.

Question #12: Who did 2003 coach Frank Solich play college football for?

A 5'7" 150 lb. fullback recruited by Bob Devaney, and actually strapped a 5 lb. weight under his shirt during a weigh-in. Solich started at fullback his senior year weighing 165 lbs., and ran for 204 yards against Air Force.

Question #13: Who led the Cornhuskers in tackles in 2006?

Question #14: In the 1995 Fiesta Bowl, Nebraska’s Tommie Frazier had how many rushing yards?

Tommie was over 200 at one point, then lost some yards and went back to 199, as Nebraska won the National Championship 62-24 over Florida.

Question #15: When did Nebraska first play a nationally televised game?

The game was played on September 19th vs. Oregon on NBC. Home games were broadcast on the local WOW-TV network in 1949 and 1950.

There was also a game telecast 14 years earlier, in 1939 vs. Kansas Sate on October 28th, during TV's so-called experimental era. In all likelihood it was viewed on just one tv set in the press box. The game was played in Manhattan.

Question #16: What was Tom Osborne’s jersey number when he played for the Washington Redskins?

Tom quit professional football to pursue his doctorate, and because his future in pro football (especially with the then-miserable Redskins) was far from promising.

Question #17: Who led the Cornhuskers in sacks in 2006?

Carriker had a total of 7.5 sacks.

Question #18: Who was the first Cornhusker back to rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season?

Bobby Reynolds ran for 1,342 yards in 1950. Jeff Kinney ran for 1,037 yards in 1971, Tony Davis ran for 1,008 yards in 1973, and I.M. Hipp ran for 1,301 yards in 1977.

Question #19: In 2002, how many punt returns for touchdowns did Dejuan Groce have?

Nebraska only lost 1 game this year whre Dejuan Groce ran a punt return back for a touchdown.