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                                                             Applause in defeat

The game ended in despair, the Huskers fumbling on the 3-yard line in the final seconds.

A bitter 18-14 defeat, but still, Husker fans applauded the victors as they left the field, a long-standing tradition at Memorial Stadium. Clap for the foe even if they made you cry.

The coach of that visiting team was so touched he wrote a letter to Nebraska’s major newspapers. It was published on Oct. 8, 1980, just four days after the game.

Gentlemen:

I have been coaching college football the past 28 years and have played before some great crowds in this country. I have never seen people with more class than I saw at Nebraska last week. The Nebraska fans, players, cheerleaders, band, officials, coaches, etc., gave me a living testimony of what college football should be all about.

I actually had the feeling that when we upset the Nebraska team, that instead of hate and spite the Nebraska fans thanked us for coming to Lincoln and putting on a good show. This is nearly unheard of in today’s society. Nebraska, you are a great example for Americans to copy. I hope we show half the class your people do.

Sincerely,

Bobby Bowden

Head football coach Florida State University

 

 

 
I have tried to limit this to teams that have been Major College - D1A - FBS for most or all of the years in each table.     Source = cfbtrivia
 
 
  
Home Games 1900-2010  Ranked by Winning % (top 10)
 
 
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  #     Team                         W              L           T              Win. %
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 1 Penn St.       466    95    11    0.82430
 2 Auburn         339    77     8    0.80896
 3 Oklahoma       424    98    23    0.79908
 4 Notre Dame     428   106    10    0.79596
 5 Texas          463   114    13    0.79576
 6 Michigan       522   134    18    0.78783
 7 Nebraska       489   130    18    0.78179
 8 Ohio St.       515   133    33    0.78047
 9 Tennessee      499   132    25    0.77973
10 Alabama        503   134    25    0.77870



Home Games 1962-1972  -  Bob Devaney Head Coach
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  #     Team                           W               L            T            Win. %
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1  Alabama         57     5    2     0.90625
2
  Nebraska        54     9    0     0.85714
3  Texas           47     8    1     0.84821
4  Southern Miss.  33     6    0     0.84615
5  Arizona St.     59    11    1     0.83803
6  Penn St.        46     9    0     0.83636
7  USC             46     8    4     0.82759
8  Auburn          40     8    1     0.82653
9 Mississippi 36 7 2 0.82222
10 Notre Dame 46 10 1 0.81579
 
 
 
Home Games  1998-2003 - Frank Solich Head Coach
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# Team W L T Win. %
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1  Marshall 33 2 0   0.94286
2  Oklahoma 33 3 0  0.91667
3  Texas 32 3 0  0.91429
4  Nebraska 38 4 0  0.90476
5  Boise St. 36 4 0  0.90000
6  South Fla. 35 4 0  0.89744
7  Michigan 34 4 0  0.89474
8  Miami (FL) 33 4 0  0.89189
9  Florida St. 32 4 0  0.88889
10  Kansas St. 38 5 0  0.88372
 
 
 
Home Games  2004 - 2007 - Bill Callahan Head Coach
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# Team W L T Win. %
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1  Boise St. 26 1 0   0.96296
2  Wisconsin 25 1 0   0.96154
3  Oklahoma 24 1 0   0.96000
4  USC 23 1 0   0.95833
5  LSU 26 2 0   0.92857
6  Florida 24 2 0   0.92308
7  Louisville 21 2 0   0.91304
8  Ohio St. 24 3 0   0.88889
9  Boston College 22 3 0   0.88000
10  Texas 21 3 0   0.87500
46  Nebraska 19 8 0   0.70370








































  
Home Games 1962-2010 (Husker current NCAA record home sell out streak began during 1962 season)  Ranked by Winning % (top 10)
 
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    #  Team                           W              L         T              Win. %
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  1  Nebraska      273    42   0     0.86667
 2  Oklahoma      230    44   2     0.83696
 3  Ohio St.      251    53   4     0.82143
 4  Texas         218    49   2     0.81413
 5  Florida       226    50   6     0.81206
 6  Penn St.      242    59   0     0.80399 
 7  Alabama       242    64   3     0.78803
 8  Michigan      243    66   6     0.78095 
 9  USC           213    56  11     0.78036
10  Auburn        230    64   5     0.77759
 
 
 
Home Games 1973-1997  -  Tom Osborne Head Coach
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   #     Team                          W              L            T              Win. %
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 1  Nebraska      145    16    0     0.90062
2  Michigan 131 25 4  0.83125
3 Ohio St. 127 26 3  0.82372
4  Florida 119 24 4  0.82313
5  Penn St. 128 29 0  0.81529
6  BYU 116 27 0  0.81119
7  Texas A&M 114 29 1  0.79514
8  Nevada 133 35 1  0.78994
9  Oklahoma 110 29 1  0.78929
10  Miami (FL) 115 32 0  0.78231

 

Home Games  1962 - 2003 - Devaney Era (Devaney-Osborne-Solich)
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  #    Team                         W               L           T              WIn. %
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 1 Nebraska       237    29    0     0.89098
 
2  Texas         182    41    2     0.81333
 3  Oklahoma      188    43    2     0.81116
 4  Ohio St.      207    48    4     0.80695
 5  Michigan      210    49    6     0.80377
 6  Penn St.      202    50    0     0.80159
 7  Florida       190    47    6     0.79424
 8  Florida St.   184    47    3     0.79274
 
9  Alabama       201    55    3     0.78185
 10 S. Miss       128    36    0     0.78049 

 

 Home Games  2008 - 2011  -  Bo Pelini Head Coach