It’s not exactly a common occurrence to see Nebraska lose to an FBS opponent in a bowl game, but when it does happen, it can be a big reason for the Huskers’ season to start over.
In the final three games of the regular season against Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State, Nebraska has lost seven straight.
It also has a 4-7 record against conference opponents in bowl games, which includes losses to Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois and Illinois State.
The Huskers will be trying to win the Big Ten West on Saturday in the first game of a three-game homestand that will see them host Iowa and Minnesota.
That game will be a rematch of the 2014 Rose Bowl, which the Husker team won, 34-13.
The game will mark Nebraska’s first appearance in the Rose Bowl since 2007.
It will be the Huskies first bowl appearance since 2013, when they lost to Kansas.
The game is being played in Lincoln.
The Cornhuskers have won six straight games against Michigan and will need a big game against the Wolverines to make it to the Fiesta Bowl for the first time since 2005.
The win against the Spartans will come on the heels of a loss to Iowa in Lincoln in which Nebraska was held to just 28 yards of total offense.
It was the first defeat in Lincoln since 2009.