Nebraska head coach Scott Frost can downplay the significance of today’s contest vs. the Iowa Hawkeyes by saying it’s just another game.
However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In terms of the program rising to the next level, it is huge.
Building blocks start today
The Huskers were expected to contend for the Big Ten West title in 2019. While they fell short of that goal, they can still make this season a productive one by beating Iowa on Friday afternoon and making a bowl game.
And yes, ending this bowl drought is a big deal!
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— World-Herald Big Red (@OWHbigred) November 29, 2019
The last time the Nebraska Cornhuskers played in a bowl game was in 2016. Since then, the Huskers have struggled to find an identity.
That game was one Huskers fans surely don’t like to remember as they were handled rather easily by the Tennessee Volunteers 38-24.
Fast forward to this season and while the NCAA football world just looks at this game as another non-meaningful contest, it is far from that to the Huskers.
Big 2020 on tap?
With the talent the Huskers are stockpiling under head coach Scott Frost, 2020 is already shaping up as a season of high expectations.
Which is just another reason why a win vs. Iowa would go miles in terms of experience for these young kids.
Players like Wan’Dale Robinson, Luke McCaffrey and a cast of others have the future looking bright in Lincoln. But the future starts now.
Just to get the Huskers back in the national spotlight, no matter what bowl game it is, would be huge for the fan base and Scott Frost’s recruiting – which already has been on the rise since he took over just two seasons ago.
— MikeSautterOWH (@MikeSautterOWH) November 29, 2019
Yes, it is not the end of the world for the Huskers if they should lose on Saturday vs. Iowa, but a win could start the beginning of something great down the road.
The Huskers are listed as 4.5 point underdogs at home against the Hawkeyes.