Like an important moment in history, Kansas State center Wade Weibert can remember exactly where he was when K-State and Nebraska used to play for division championships on a yearly basis.
The Big 12 conference was young back then, and the North division was considered the class of the league. Wildcats vs. Cornhuskers was always a big deal, just as it is in this year's winner-take-all meeting.
There was the time No. 2 K-State beat No. 11 Nebraska 40-30 in 1998. Weibert watched that game in his grandparents' living room.
There was the epic 2000 matchup that No. 16 K-State won against No. 4 Nebraska 29-28 as snow fell toward the end of the game. Weibert watched that one from the basement of his home in Hillsboro.
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The Wildcats went on to play for the conference championship in each of those seasons, and there were other times Nebraska won and did the same. Weibert tries not to gush over those moments, but he remembers them all the same.
"Every game has served a special meaning to me," Weibert said.
Nebraska holds a 76-15-2 advantage in the series and has won four straight. But before that, K-State won of five of seven meetings from 1998 through 2004.
In 2003, the Wildcats' 38-9 win at Nebraska was so thorough that then-coordinator and current coach Bo Pelini complained that K-State ran up the score.
Both Pelini and K-State coach Bill Snyder have since said that moment is behind them.
Nick Stringer, a senior offensive lineman who grew up in Topeka, said he started to watch football on TV during the beginning of K-State's successful run against Nebraska, and moments like that stick out in his mind.
"It's been a slugfest every year," Stringer said. "I've always enjoyed watching these football games. The tradition it goes way back. For this being my last regular-season football game as a Wildcat, to be a part of that, it's going to be special."
Snyder said he's looking forward to this game as well. But unlike many of his players, he doesn't reflect on past games against Nebraska.
"I'd probably prefer not to think about the very first time that I played Nebraska," he said. "It was 100-0 or something like that. We weren't very good and they were pretty good."
Nebraska actually won that contest 58-7, but that's not the only reason Snyder likes to keep look forward rather than back.
"All we can prepare for is Nebraska as Nebraska is in the present," he said.
Senior quarterback Grant Gregory agrees, but he has no problem looking back at Nebraska's history.
One of the teams he grew up watching was the 1995 Nebraska team, led by quarterback Tommie Frazier and running back Lawrence Phillips, a team that ran all over opponents on its way to a national title.
He considers that group of Cornhuskers to be "the best team in college football history."
Even though he's only been in Manhattan for one season, he respects Nebraska and this rivalry as much as anyone.
"How could you not?" he said.