Nebraska Football Schedule 2016: 5 Keys For The Cornhuskers

    The 2016 Nebraska football schedule has some massive showdowns that’ll earn national attention. There might be too many tough road dates to win the West.

    February 9, 2016


    The 2016 Nebraska football schedule has some massive showdowns that’ll earn national attention. There might be too many tough road dates to win the West.


    2016 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Schedule

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    2016 Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Sept. 3 Fresno State
    Sept. 10 Wyoming
    Sept. 17 Oregon
    Sept. 24 at Northwestern
    Oct. 1 Illinois
    Oct. 8 OPEN DATE
    Oct. 15 at Indiana
    Oct. 22 Purdue
    Oct. 29 at Wisconsin
    Nov. 5 at Ohio State
    Nov. 12 Minnesota
    Nov. 19 Maryland
    Nov. 25 at Iowa

    Non-Conference Games Fresno State, Wyoming, Oregon

    Games vs. the East at Indiana, at Ohio State, Maryland

    5 Keys to the Schedule

    – The Cornhuskers go the Mountain West route for the first two games against Fresno State and Wyoming at home, and then the fun really begins with a visit from Oregon. Win that, and it’s Game On in terms of national exposure.

    – After handling the Illinois teams – going to Northwestern and facing Illinois – Nebraska gets a desperately needed week off in early October. And then comes the key run of three road games in four weeks, going to Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio State. Getting Purdue as the home game helps.

    – The three big games against the West come against Northwestern, Wisconsin and Iowa all on the road. That’s hardly a plus.

    – There might be a showdown at Ohio State, but Indiana and Maryland are the other games against the East, and they’re both at home. There’s no Michigan or Michigan State.

    – WATCH OUT FOR … the road game at Indiana. With so many big games ahead, and considering the previous games against Oregon and Northwestern, there can’t be any mistakes. Losing in Bloomington would be a disaster.

    2017 Non-Conference Games Arkansas State, at Oregon, Northern Illinois

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