Maybe it was the doom and gloom of this Husker football season, or maybe the higher number of parties in 2018 makes 2019 look tame. Whatever the reason, Lincoln police say there was a decrease in “wild party” calls during 2019 home Husker games compared with 2018.

This year, there were 38 calls for service, compared with 60 in 2018, a 37% decrease.

Despite the downswing, it’s 2018 that appears to be an outlier. Compared with previous years — 39 in 2016 and 35 in 2017— the calls spiked in 2018 and fell closer to normal in 2019.

Of the 38 calls:

» 10 occurred Sept. 28, when ESPN’s “College GameDay” was in Lincoln.

» 15 calls were handled by an officer, and partygoers were asked to disperse.

» 11 tenants were warned that future calls could result in a citation.

» Eight calls resulted in a total of 25 citations

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