1. College Football News Preview 2020: Nebraska Cornhuskers Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
CFN in 60 Video: Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview
There hasn’t been a run of Nebraska football this bad since the mid-to-late 1950s into 1961. From 1962 on, the program turned into a perennial juggernaut with 48 seasons of nine wins or more up until 2017.
Scott Frost had a rebuilding job to do, but it’s Nebraska. It’s in the program’s DNA to be in the mix for national championships, and it can’t even come up with a winning season lately.
The Huskers haven’t been in the same mix as Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, or even Michigan, and there’s a worse reality than that. Only three Big Ten programs have failed to make a bowl game over the last three years, and they’re the three new guys.
Rutgers, Maryland, and Nebraska.
But all the pain and suffering is about to end, and potentially in a big way.
Set The Nebraska Cornhuskers Regular Season Win Total At … 7.5
Sort of like Minnesota last year, Nebraska has a nice early schedule to fatten up on. It’s not as breezy as the Gophers enjoyed, but there’s no excuse to be anything less than 5-2 over the first seven games, and it’s likely the team will be favored in each of the first seven games.
The offense should be explosive with all the new receiver talent coming in – to go along with the backfield of QB Adrian Martinez and RB Dedrick Mills – and the defense should be just good enough to get by, even if it’s not fantastic.
But the Huskers have to stop screwing up.
The penalties that that were such a killer in 2018 slowed down in 2019, but who gets five kicks blocked? Struggles closing – like in the loss to Colorado – problems on both sides in the red zone, issues in pass protection, mediocre special teams …
The Huskers have to be tighter.
But they’ll go bowling. They’ll go into the Halloween date at Ohio State still alive in the Big Ten chase, and they’ll be a tougher out over the final month.
This might not be the Big Red Machine that Husker fans so desperately want, but Frost and the program will pull up out of the nosedive.