The Nebraska Football team is squarely back in the bowl talk after their win on Saturday and it looks like they could play an old rival.
Now that Nebraska Football is 5-3 with four games to play in the season, it appears that most analysts believe the Huskers will go bowling. There are three bowl projections that come out every week that are held up as the most trustworthy and all three have them headed to the postseason.
Because these are just projections for now, there isn’t a ton of agreement on where the Huskers might go. When it comes to ESPN’s projections, Nebraska Football has two different options. Interestingly, one of them is the same from earlier in the season as Mark Schlabach believes they’ll be going up against Ohio in the Quicklane Bowl.
Kyle Bonagura has a quite different landing spot for the Huskers come bowl season. He believes they’ll be taking on Oregon State in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl. That would certainly be a fun matchup considering one of the Huskers’ former coaches coached the Beavers before coming to Lincoln.
Of course, the Beavers also still have a chance to make a much bigger bowl game before the season is out.
Nebraska Football facing an old rival?
The most interesting matchup that was mentioned on Monday was by Brett McMurphy from ActionNetwork. He believes the Nebraska Football team is going to be going up against a team the Huskers haven’t seen since they left the Big 12.
He believes NU is going to play Iowa State in the Gauranteed Rate Bowl on December 26. He’s even got the odds already picked out and believes that the Cyclones will be 5.5-point favorites.
That’s also an interesting matchup because the Nebraska Football and Iowa State teams are on similar trajectories this season. The Cyclones started the year 2-3 but have reeled off three straight victories to position themselves for a bowl bid.
Nebraska Football, meanwhile has won 5-of-their-last-6 in order to look like they’ve got a future in the postseason.