On Saturday, Nebraska will host Michigan in a game that will likely decide the winner of the B1G Legends Division. Nebraska comes into the game at 5-2 overall and 2-1 in conference, after a thrilling come-from-behind 29-28 win at Northwestern last week. Michigan comes into the game at 5-2 overall and 3-0 in conference, with an even more thrilling come-from-behind, almost-walk-off field goal against in-state rival Michigan State.
A loss to Michigan would put Nebraska two games behind Michigan in the division and give Michigan a tiebreaker, meaning that Michigan would likely have to lose three of its last four games for Nebraska to have a shot at winning the division. Therefore, the game on Saturday is all but an elimination game for Nebraska in the conference race. Here are five keys for Nebraska to win and stay in contention for a trip to Indianapolis in December.