Memorial Stadium

Flashback Friday: Game Day: Nebraska vs. Notre Dame, Part 2

The November 10 game was a classic. Nebraska upset Notre Dame 14-7. Between 1922 and 1924, Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne’s legendary “Four Horsemen” lost only two games. Both were at Nebraska.

The Irish got their revenge in South Bend in 1924, when they pounded the Huskers 34-6 en route to a national championship. Between 1915 and 1925, Nebraska and Notre Dame played eleven times, with five wins apiece and one tie. It was one of the most heated rivalries in college football. Then the series ended in a strange fashion.

Memorial Stadium’s Roots in World War I

The stadium never included all the features that the first war memorial plans called for, such as a museum or friezes. However, the state finally had a usable stadium which, with later additions and improvements, would serve the university's nationally recognized football program. More information on Memorial Stadium and its financing can be found in a 1998 article from Nebraska History magazine.

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