This article was originally published in September of 2018. It has been updated to reflect recent results.
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Nebraska and Purdue faced off as conference opponents for the first time in 2013.
But that wasn’t their first meeting. That came in 1958 — the only game between them before the Huskers joined the Big Ten.
“Nebraska was a 28-0 victim of Purdue University,” Wally Provost wrote in the Sept. 28, 1958, edition of The World-Herald. “But that score may be the most deceptive figure in the Husker football history book today.”
The Huskers were surely at a disadvantage, fielding just 24 players, including some who "saw only several minutes of action.” On the opposite side, Purdue countered with “29 linemen and 16 backs.”
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