The Nebraska Cornhuskers finished the 2018 season on a high note by winning four of their last six games – with their only two losses coming against the Ohio State Buckeyes and Iowa Hawkeyes.
Now coach Scott Frost is hoping he can rally the troops and string together three straight wins, become bowl eligible, and end 2019 on a high note.
Every game is a Bowl game from here on out
Back in August, the Huskers were chosen by many Big Ten experts to be a dark horse contender in the Big Ten West division.
After several key injuries and some bad breaks, Nebraska is staring at a disappointing 4-5 record heading into Week 12.
The good news for Big Red fans is all the Huskers need to do is win two of their last three games and they will be bowl eligible, and that is something this team needs as a positive to build on for 2020.
Making a postseason appearance would mean that Nebraska won two more games than last season, and that is progress.
If the Huskers do make it to a bowl game, they will certainly have earned it as two of their final three games are against Top 25 squads.
Nebraska’s final stretch consists of hosting Wisconsin and Iowa, with a road trip to face Maryland in between.
Wan’Dale Robinson game-time decision?
The Huskers would love to have Wan’Dale Robinson in the game at 100-percent when they host Wisconsin this Saturday. According to the latest update from Husker Online, it appears that Robinson is still recovering from an undisclosed injury he suffered against Purdue.
This would be huge if Nebraska is without their rising star on offense.
The good news is offensive coordinator Troy Walters believes that Adrian Martinez is back to being 100-percent healthy. Walters believes to beat the Badgers you have to attack their defense on the ground, and when healthy, Martinez is one of the best QB’s in the Big Ten at doing so.
Badgers huge favorites
Las Vegas oddsmakers believe that Wisconsin should take care of business in Lincoln this weekend. The Badgers are listed as 14.5 point favorites against the Huskers. That is a lot of points to lay on the road.
Nebraska should have a huge chip on their shoulder as they know pulling off an upset of Wisconsin will bode well in terms of closing out the season strong – and making a bowl game!
Kickoff for this week’s game is scheduled for Noon ET. The game will air live nationally on the Big Ten Network.