Dustin Schutte | 6 days ago
On September 18, one of the biggest rivalries from the Big 12 days will be renewed. Nebraska will be traveling to Oklahoma for a major nonconference matchup between a pair of Power 5 programs.
And it will provide the Huskers with a chance to change the direction of the program.
Nebraska has not posted a winning record or reached a bowl game since 2016, going four straight years without a postseason appearance. That’s been a hard pill to swallow for a program that has such a rich football tradition.
But when Nebraska travels to Oklahoma, it will have a chance to prove it’s back on the rise. FOX college football analyst RJ Young believes it could be the game that could flip the fortunes for the program, and Scott Frost, moving forward.
.@RJ_Young‘s top 5 non-conference games that could FLIP a program’s fortune! pic.twitter.com/gCHh9zxGbr
— The No. 1 Ranked Show (@numberoneshow) June 2, 2021
Nebraska opens the season in Week 0 with a trip to Champaign to play Illinois. The Huskers follow that with a pair of road contests against Fordham and Buffalo before the trip to Oklahoma.
There’s a chance the Huskers enter that game against the Sooners with a perfect 3-0 record and a chance to pull off the biggest upset of the Frost era. It would be exactly the spark the program needs after falling on hard times recently.