There will be plenty on the line as Nebraska looks to bounce back from an overtime loss at Wisconsin by visiting Ohio State. A victory over the Buckeyes would allow the Huskers to take command of the Big Ten West race and keep them in the playoff picture.
Nebraska was 10th in the first College Football Playoff rankings.
“We all are realists and understand that it is really at the end of the year you want to be relevant”, said Riley. “But that is our plan to be there and we have positioned ourselves to be there and you can’t ask more than that today.”
Riley says the Huskers performed well in hostile Camp Randall Stadium last week and they have embraced the challenge of winning before nearly 105 thousand fans in Ohio Stadium.
“The one thing you have to get to with your team is that they like walking into that and embrace It. I think our team is pretty good that way.”
The Buckeyes need a win to stay on the heels of Michigan in the Big Ten East. Kickoff in Ohio Stadium is 7:00p.m. The game will be televised by ABC.