It was an emotional season for Nebraska in the wake of the death of punter Sam Foltz in a car accident over the summer.
The Huskers played hard, had some outstanding efforts and were rewarded with a 9-3 finish and a berth in the Music City Bowl against Tennessee. But perhaps the lasting moments of the season will be the tributes to Foltz by the Cornhuskers and from their opponents.
On Monday, the Huskers’ Twitter account posted a video compilation of the tributes for Foltz that took place over the course of the year.
"He will forever be in the hearts and minds of Husker fans."
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) December 5, 2016
The video features tributes from Oregon, Illinois, Purdue and Ohio State, as well as the Huskers own tributes.
It’s a perfect summation that sometimes college football is more than just a game.