On this day in Husker History:
This was the first ever international game for both Nebraska and Kansas State. Both teams arrived in Japan on Wednesday after a 13 hour plane ride. The Huskers practiced at Jingu Baseball Stadium and enjoyed 3 days of events and sight-seeing. The game kicked off at 1pm in Tokyo and 10pm Central Time. The game took place in the legendary Tokyo Dome, the home of the Yomiuri Giants and many concerts, pro wrestling and MMA events. 50,000 mostly confused fans packed the Toyko Dome with roughly 250 Husker fans making the trip. Fans cheered for any good play, regardless of team and music from the band's played throughout the game.
This was not just a vacation for the #11 Huskers but a chance to clinch the Big 8 and recieve another invite to the Orange Bowl. Calvin Jones carried the load on offense, rushing for 186 yards and a touchdown. Freshman quarterback impressed in the air and on the ground with a combined 4 touchdowns on the day. Despite being outmatched, Kansas State never quit and kept inching closer to the Huskers but their defense couldn't keep up. The Huskers won 38-24
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