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1957 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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Conference  Big Seven Conference
Home stadium  Memorial Stadium
1957 record  1–9 (1–5 Big 7)
1957 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team
Head coach  Bill Jennings (1st year)

The 1957 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska and member of the Big 7 Conference in the 1957 college football season. The team was coached by Bill Jennings and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Before the season

New Head Coach Jennings had only been on the Nebraska football staff for one year, as Backfield Coach, before ascending to the top spot. With three new assistants on staff, he faced a very difficult 1957 schedule. A home opener against Washington State would be followed by three straight road games, one of which was against longtime nemesis Pittsburgh. Upon the return to Lincoln there would be one more nonconference game against always-tough Syracuse, the first meeting of these teams since 1929. Now in its 16th year, the long stretch of Nebraska futility would be difficult to halt against this slate.

After the season

It was known going in that Coach Jennings' first year was going to be a tough season, but that did not soften the sting of a 1-9 final record, the most losses in a single season and the worst overall season record in program history. The only other prior year that the Cornhusker football squad had only pulled down a single win was 1899's 1-7-1 campaign. Nebraska's overall program record tumbled to 352-198-34 (.009), the seventh straight year to see a drop in winning percentage, as the Big 7 history also slipped, to 147-63-12 (.689).

Future professional players

  • Clarence Cook, 1957 18th-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams
  • References

    1957 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team Wikipedia

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