The Nebraska football team finds itself staring at the postseason again thanks to a win over the Illinois Fighting Illini.
The up and then down and then up and then down and then up again fortunes of the Nebraska football program this year are back on the upswing, according to one set of bowl projections.
Brett McMurphy of the Action Sports Network has released his new predictions and the Nebraska football program is going to see a postseason for the first time in six … long … years.
McMurphy has the Huskers headed to the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. In that game, taking place on December 26, the Cornhuskers are projected to take on the BYU Cougars. There are even already odds for who will win and the new Big 12 program is a two-point favorite.
The idea that Nebraska football is headed to a bowl game is becoming more likely by the week. It’s the second time in three weeks that the Huskers were predicted to go to a bowl game. Last time they were involved in those kinds of projections, they were headed to the Quicklane Bowl against Ohio.
Taking that change into consideration, it appears not only have the Huskers convinced McMurphy that they’re going to the postseason, but they are also going to a slightly better game.
Nebraska football going bowling?
With the Huskers at 3-3, it certainly seems as though 6 wins is on the table. Following the bye week, Nebraska football will take on Northwestern, Purdue and Michigan State. For a program that has had six straight losing seasons, it’s hard to ever call a game an easy win.
However, those three teams are all suffering through less than stellar 2023 campaigns. Maryland, Wisconsin and Iowa wrap up the Cornhuskers’ regular season. While those games feature harder opponents, no one in the Big 10 is unbeatable this year, outside of Michigan, as well as Ohio State and Penn State.
Nebraska football is about to enter an extremely important part of their schedule and if they do things right, they could be heading to a postseason.