Nebraska’s destination for a bowl game won’t be known until the pairings are set for the “New Years Day Six” bowls. The Huskers finished the regular season 9-3 and the most likely destination is considered to be the January 2 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida. Outback Bowl spokesman Mike Schulze says they have to wait just like the teams.
“Until you get through those six bowl games none of the rest of us really know what pool of teams is even available to us”, said Schulze. “It makes it very difficult at this point to even guess what teams we will be choosing from.”
Ohio State is likely to get a spot in the College Football Playoff and the winner of the Big Ten Championship Game is headed to the Rose Bowl. If Michigan and the loser of the championship game land in the “New Years Six” that would likely clear Nebraska’s path to the Outback.
“Certainly Nebraska is one of the big names in college football history”, added Schulze. “They have a wonderful fan base and having a tradition rich program, like Nebraska, is always attractive to a bowl game. We have been keeping an eye on them throughout the year.”
The Big Ten has been taking a more active role in determining bowl matchups in the past couple of years in the hopes of avoiding repeat visits. The Huskers have never played in the Outback Bowl.