The Nebraska Cornhuskers have not had a year to write home about so far, yet there still may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the 2018 squad. The Cornhuskers have played much better than their 1-6 record indicates. After gaining their first win of the season, last week, against a solid Minnesota team, Nebraska is poised to finish the year strong - and ruin several other Big Ten teams’ chances of making a major bowl appearance this January. It's also helped with recruiting, like with Darien Chase.

Upset city

Nebraska’s offense seemed unstoppable against the Golden Gophers, Saturday (October 20) in Lincoln.

This Saturday (October 27), it should be more of the same against the undersized Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. According to a Journal Star report, the Cornhuskers won’t take the Wildcats, or any other team for that matter lightly. A win Saturday afternoon will only bring the Huskers confidence level that much higher when they face Ohio State next Saturday.

True Freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez has been on fire over the last month. Martinez has had three 400-plus-yard outings in Nebraska’s past four games. This kid makes Husker fans feel confident about the teams future for the next few seasons in Lincoln, but don’t think that this team has packed it up for the remainder of 2018. With some key home games against big-time opponents still remaining, Big Red would like nothing more than to shock the NCAA football world and finish with six straight wins and make a bowl appearance.

One at a time

Nothing is for sure, but Nebraska should win this weekend against the Wildcats. If they do they will improve to 2-6 overall and 2-4 in the Big Ten West. Remaining games on the road vs Ohio State and Iowa, along with home tilt against Illinois and Michigan State, setting the team up for possible success. Winning them all would be good news, along with the commitment from a top receiver.

Ohio State is reeling, Illinois is arguably the worst team in the Big Ten, and Michigan State is not the same old Spartans this season. Can the Huskers finish 6-6? It is possible! Without putting the cart before the horse, Nebraska may be the most dangerous team in the Big Ten from here on out, for many reasons. The biggest is that the Huskers know they aren’t as bad as their record indicates.

With OSU and MSU playing bad, and Martinez and the offense improving every week, don’t be surprised if the Huskers win four of their last five games on the schedule - if not all of them.

Kickoff for this weekend’s game against the Wildcats is scheduled for Saturday at Noon ET.