Breaking down and analyzing the 2021 Nebraska Cornhuskers football schedule with the best and worst case scenarios.
Nebraska Football Schedule 2021
Full schedule analysis with best and worst scenarios below
Aug. 28 at Illinois
Sept. 4 Fordham
Sept. 11 Buffalo
Sept. 18 at Oklahoma
Sept. 25 at Michigan State
Oct. 2 Northwestern
Oct. 9 Michigan
Oct. 16 at Minnesota
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 Purdue
Nov. 6 Ohio State
Nov. 13 OPEN DATE
Nov. 20 at Wisconsin
Nov. 26 Iowa
Dec. 4 Big Ten Championship (in Indianapolis)
Games vs. The East: Michigan, at Michigan State, Ohio State
Missed Teams From The East: Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers
Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Schedule Analysis: Starting the season off with a Big Ten game at Illinois isn’t going to be easy, but it’s a more-than-winnable game before getting a week off before facing Fordham and then Buffalo. Then it gets really, really interesting with a classic Big 8/Big 12 showdown against Oklahoma.
Here’s the bigger problem – Ohio State, Michigan, at Michigan State. There’s no real break from the scheduling types in the interdivisional matchups. there’s a massive payoff, though, with only one trip outside of Lincoln after October 16th.
Unfortunately it’s at Wisconsin.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Schedule Best Case Scenario: Through all of the traveling and all of the tough parts of the schedule, the Huskers get to October 4-1. They show this is a new team in a new season with home wins over Northwestern and Michigan, and they’re still in the Big Ten title chase when Ohio State comes to town.
It’s a great season with nine wins and a shot at ten going into the final two dates at Wisconsin and against Iowa.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Schedule Worst Case Scenario: They biff the Illinois game again. Making things worse is a loss at Oklahoma to put the pressure on before the trip to Michigan State – and they lose that, too. They get a few good wins, but it takes a win over Iowa to get to a bowl, and they don’t get it.