2013: 9-4 (5-3 Big Ten); won TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl vs Georgia
Nebraska has been great since their move to the Big Ten in 2011. They may not be the national contenders they were from the 70s through the 90s, but they are almost always ranked and their consistently strong teams probably can’t be matched by any team in the country. 2004 and 2007 are the only years since 1968 that they’ve missed a bowl. In 2013 they won the Gator Bowl over #23 Georgia. Nebraska employs a dominant ground game to win games with running backs Ameer Abdullah (1,690 rushing yards, nine touchdowns) and Imani Cross (10 touchdowns). There is uncertainty at quarterback; two of the three guys that got significant snaps last year in Ron Kellogg III and Taylor Martinez are gone, leaving the now-sophomore Tommy Armstrong Jr. Armstrong wasn’t all that good last year so it remains to be seen if they’re settled there. Four-star recruit Johnny Stanton is the QB of the future but probably not this year. The biggest game of the year is a non-conference marquee home game against Miami, a historically rich game between two of the best football programs in the country.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers play their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. A new addition to the east stands has expanded stadium capacity to more than 87,000 for 2013, along with new skyboxes and club seating. The stadium usually resembles a sea of red by the devoted fans who come from all over the country, alumni of the university or not. The stadium also holds a streak of 325 consecutive sellouts, a streak that began in 1962. The stadium holds more people than the population of any city in Nebraska besides Omaha and Lincoln. If looking for winning football, look no further, as Nebraska is the winningest football team in college football over the last 50 years in winning percentage and wins and has the fourth-most victories all-time. They could very well add to their five national titles soon—don’t miss the action with Gold Coast Tickets!