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Nov. 28 has been good for Cornhuskers against Colorado

11/28/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Nebraska has enjoyed much success on previous Nov. 28 games against Colorado. Here's a look at two of the more notable Cornhusker victories on this date.  

Nov. 28, 1997 -- No. 2 Nebraska 27, Colorado 24 (Boulder, Colo.): I-back Ahman Green rushed for 202 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns, but the Cornhuskers had to hold on after a late rally by the Buffaloes. Colorado quarterback John Hessler, who finished with 362 yards and three touchdowns, rifled a pair of TD passes during a 39-second fourth-quarter span. But the Buffaloes' upset hopes were denied when an onside kickoff attempt slid through Ben Kelly's hands with 2:30 left.

Nov. 28, 2003 -- No. 25 Nebraska 31, Colorado 22 (Boulder, Colo.): Embattled coach Frank Solich directed the Cornhuskers to the victory in his final game. Jammal Lord ran for one touchdown and passed for another score as the Cornhuskers rallied for the game's final 10 points, denying the Buffaloes a bowl berth. Solich was fired the following day.