When Nebraska knocked off ranked Oregon, 35-32, Saturday night, the Huskers ensured their return to the national polls.
But it looks like it raised Nebraska’s profile when it comes to postseason chances.
ESPN’s Mark Schlabach has the Huskers, now ranked No. 20, in the Rose Bowl against Stanford as part of his updated bowl projections. Brett McMurphy has Nebraska in the Outback Bowl against Florida.
A Rose Bowl appearance would be a huge get for Nebraska (and coach Mike Riley), should the Huskers keep winning and it actually happens. With games against Northwestern, Illinois, Indiana and Purdue ahead, Nebraska has a chance to rise even further in the polls — and thus improve its bowl outlook.
Nebraska has played in the Rose Bowl only twice, in 1941 (lost to Stanford) and in 2002, when the Huskers lost to powerful Miami (Fla.) in the BCS National Championship, 37-14.
If Nebraska does make it back to the Rose Bowl, the Huskers hope they’ll make fonder memories. But until then, Nebraska will take some time to enjoy Saturday’s thrilling win before taking it one week at a time.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 18, 2016