Nebraska traveled again to Boulder, to meet Colorado for the second time. One Cornhusker score in each half, combined with a stiff defensive effort to secure Nebraska's third straight shutout, secured the victory and put Nebraska out to a 2-0 series lead.
Nebraska's star halfback was out with an injury, but neither the loss of his efforts nor the driving rain prevented the Cornhuskers from posting yet another shutout victory, allowing Nebraska to take over the series lead 3-2.
Nebraska traveled to Minneapolis to face the feared powerhouse Minnesota team for the third time, hoping to finally come away with a win and avenge the two losses recorded against them so far. The hard fought game remained scoreless until the final minutes, when the Cornhuskers managed the only points of the day on a touchdown. This was the first of Minnesota's only two losses of the season, and extremely remarkable considering that Minnesota would finish the 1902 season by outscoring its opponents 335-34, including eight shutout victories.
Meeting Missouri on new neutral ground, in St. Joseph for the first time, the Cornhuskers ended an early scoring attempt by Missouri at the Nebraska 7-yard line, and then shut down the Tigers for the rest of the day, while making two touchdowns of their own to extend the shutout streak to 6, and the series lead to 8-3.
The Haskell Indians never really had a plausible chance to make a game of it, as Nebraska dominated the contest from beginning to end in yet another shutout victory, extending their series over Haskell to 2-0.
One of Nebraska's touchdown came on a trick placekick that was instead run in for a touchdown. Nebraska's shutout streak was now eight games in a row, and the Cornhuskers pulled ahead in the series for the first time, 6-5.
Nebraska hosted Knox for the first game between the teams, and the highlight of the event was the defensive efforts of both teams. Although Knox kept Nebraska to just 7 points in the first half before closing them down, the Cornhuskers once again prevented the opponent from scoring at all. Knox came close, however, before turning over the ball on downs just inches from the end zone.
Nebraska met Northwestern for the first time, hosting another Illinois team in Lincoln for the second week in a row. The penalty-ridden game was an emotional battle, with Northwestern reporting rough treatment on the field by the Cornhuskers. Despite seven holding penalties against Nebraska, each of which required turning over the ball according to the rules of the time, the Cornhuskers still held Northwestern scoreless for its tenth straight shutout win to close out the season with a perfect record.
Nebraska wrapped up coach Booth's third season with an unprecedented full slate of shutout victories, including the exhibition game at the beginning of the season, scoring 186 points while keeping all opponents off the scoreboard. Nebraska's hopes to be considered the Western Champion were dashed when Michigan was instead selected, following their 23-6 win over Minnesota, which was Minnesota's only season defeat except for their earlier loss to Nebraska.
Being an independent seemed to work against Nebraska's title consideration, as the other contenders were members of the Big Nine Conference. Nebraska applied to the Big Nine following the season, but the application was denied.
Coach Booth's record at Nebraska improved to 21-3-1 (.860), and the program's overall record improved to 62-28-5 (.679).