The Nebraska Corn Huskers are 2-7 on the season. While that is very disappointing, true Huskers fans know they played more like a 6-3 team, and with a break or two, they very well could be that at this point.

However, the truth is Big Red has made too many mistakes at key moments in games. They could have, and arguably should have, beaten the Colorado Buffaloes, Northwestern Wildcats, and Ohio State Buckeyes, but the bottom line is, fans know all that matters are wins and losses - coming close means nothing.

Alas, Husker faithful, a silver lining to this season could be just around the corner.

A strong finish could put Nebraska in a Bowl game. Yes, it is a long shot, but it is still possible.

Could Nebraska go Bowling?

Over the last five seasons, more and more sub-.500 teams have made it to Bowl games. The simple reason is this, the NCAA has 40 Bowl games, so they need 80 teams. If many teams finish 6-6 or 5-7 and the NCAA is still in need of filling spots they select on two major things - how did the team finish the season and how big is their fan base. While that may not seem fair, that is just the way it is.

With the Huskers preparing to face three pretty darn good teams, a 3-0 finish could very well catch the eye of the Bowl committee.

Huskers fans surely remember Nebraska’s 37-29 Foster Farms Bowl victory over UCLA in 2015.

That team finished the season 5-7 under then head coach Mike Riley. On that December evening, Huskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong threw for 174 yards and a touchdown while current senior running back Devine Ozigbo led all rushers with 80 yards on 20 carries in the Huskers big win over the Bruins. Big Red racked up 31 first downs to go along with their 500 yards of total offense on that day.

In the past three seasons alone, over ten teams have played in a Bowl contest with a record under .500, including Nebraska, Minnesota, Hawaii, North Texas and San Jose State - to name a few.

It’s a long shot, but —

According to, the first of the final three remaining Huskers games will get underway this Saturday, November 10, at 11 AM against Illinois.

This is a very winnable game for Nebraska.

Following the Illinois game, the Huskers will host the Michigan State Spartans and finish the season at Iowa. Both of those teams are considered to be in the middle to upper echelon of the Big Ten. If, and it is a big if, the Huskers can finish the season 3-0 they very well could be considered for a 2018 Bowl game at 5-7, which would be a great way to conclude an up and down season.