If Nebraska wants to have any chance at winning the Legends division in the Big Ten they are going to have to win on the road. That’s something they had trouble doing a few times last season, ending their hopes at a division title.
Their first league game in 2011 was a 48-17 shellacking by Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium. After that, they wen’t on to face Michigan at the Big House a few weeks later. Almost the same result as they lost 45-17 with the Legends Division still in reach.
The next two weeks will be the proving grounds for Bo Pelini and his team. They travel to Ohio State on Saturday to play the 5-0 Buckeyes under the lights in a hostile atmosphere. They then get to play for revenge at Northwestern who stunned them last season in Lincoln. Pelini would like nothing better then to beat his hometown team in Columbus this weekend, but he still isn’t making a big deal about it to the media.
The Huskers provide an attack that is vital for success on the road as they lead the Big Ten in rushing. Rex Burkhead and Taylor Martinez can get loose at any moment and will give the OSU defense all they can handle on Saturday. Nebraska sits at 4-1, but they cannot measure their success unless they come to play on the road in the coming weeks. The Horse Shoe will be worlds different then the Rose Bowl when they lost to UCLA a few weeks back.
Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.