Nebraska football fans are spending the summer imagining what NU’s season is going to look like in 2013. How many games will Nebraska win this year? Will Bo Pelini finally break through and win Nebraska a trophy?
At least until the new EA college football game comes out, we’ll just have to do a thought experiment to see what might happen next year. For a refresher, here is Nebraska’s 2013 schedule (such as it is):
09/07 Southern Mississippi
09/21 South Dakota State
10/12 at Purdue
10/26 at Minnesota
11/09 at Michigan
11/16 Michigan State
11/23 at Penn State
For purposes of this analysis, I am going to consider Nebraska to have five “closely contested” games, meaning games which really could go either way given the talent level of the two teams involved. Those games in my book are UCLA, Northwestern, at Michigan, Michigan State and at Penn State.
So with that schedule in mind, let’s take a look at how likely it is for a number of results Nebraska could see at the end of the 2013 season.