Just three games into its rich history, Memorial Stadium saw one of its most thrilling games as
The Irish, coached by Knute Rockne and led by the backfield that would be known the following season as “The Four Horsemen," entered the game with a 6-0 record. Notre Dame had outscored its foes by an average of better than 30 points per game. Included in the six-game winning streak was a 13-0 win by the Fighting Irish over Navy at Ebbets Field in
Meanwhile, the Huskers came into the game with a 1-1-2 record with back-to-back ties in the previous two weeks. After tying
The Huskers nearly made it a three-score game, when Choppy Rhodes recovered an Irish fumble and returned it 73 yards to the ND 4, before he fumbled and gave Notre Dame the ball back. Late in the fourth quarter, the Irish posted a touchdown on a four-yard touchdown pass from Max Houser to Willy Maher, but Nebraska was able to finish off the 14-7 win, the second straight in as many years for the Huskers over the Irish after Notre Dame captured three in a row.
The loss would be the only one Rockne’s team would suffer during the 1923 season. The Fighting Irish defeated