The Nebraska football team did a pretty massive favor for the Colorado Buffaloes, even if they will likely not acknowledge that favor.
There isn’t a lot of love lost between the Nebraska football team and the Colorado Buffaloes. There’s likely even less these days considering that the last time the two teams jump-started the historical Big 12 rivalry, the Huskers managed to lose both times.
Despite those losses, the Nebraska football did the Buffs a solid. It’s a favor that it appears they are doing yet again.
That favor comes in the form of an influx in money thanks to Husker fans snapping up as many tickets as possible. This time around, they’ve bought up so many tickets, alongside a renewed interest in CU by its own fans, that Colorado sold the game out, it announced on Thursday.
The game against the Huskers is Colorado’s home opener and the debut of new head coach Deion Sanders. So it’s clear that Buffs fans are also buying up tickets as quick as they are made available. However it would be a fool’s errand to try and claim that Cornhuskers fans didn’t give the sales a boost.
Nebraska football fans travel well
It’s a well-known fact that Husker Nation has no problem going to away games, no matter where they are. This time around, the game is in a neighboring state, making it that much easier to travel to the road contest.
That’s why it’s likely not a coincidence that the last time CU sold out its home opener was in 2019. When Nebraska football traveled to Boulder.
Colorado isn’t going to admit that one reason it sold out this year is because the opposing fanbase bought a ton of tickets, but there are plenty of signs it was a big help. Colorado fans weren’t shy about their worries that such a thing would happen.
To some degree, it’s a safe bet that Nebraska football came through. And in the process, ended up doing CU a massive favor.