Nebraska has accepted an invitation to play in the December 30 Music City Bowl in Nashville against the Tennessee Volunteers. It will be the Huskers’ first appearance in the game after posting a 9-3 regular season record.
“I have heard great things about it and I know it will be a great crowd and we will get great hospitality”, said Nebraska coach Mike Riley. “We are playing another good school in Tennessee. It’s exciting.”
A big question heading into the game will be who will lead the Husker offense at quarterback. Tommy Armstrong was hampered by a hamstring injury in a loss at Iowa to close the regular season and back up Ryker Fyfe suffered a fractured wrist in a victory over Maryland the week before that.
“That’s not too comforting but we will find out more when we start practicing on Friday”, added Riley. “I hope these guys will be back as soon as possible.”
Under fourth year coach Butch Jones the Volunteers were expected a contender in the SEC and were ranked ninth in the pre season AP Poll. But Tennessee needed overtime to avoid an upset bid by Appalachian State in the season opener and never lived up to expectations. They finished the regular season 8-4 after a loss to Vanderbilt.