After a 37-34 close call against the Wyoming Cowboys, Nebraska dropped from No. 18 to No. 22 in the AP poll. Reeling from what the coaches and team are calling a wake-up call, the Huskers are set to face the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.
Southern Miss travels to Lincoln on a 13-game losing streak, currently the longest in the FBS. Most recently, the Golden Eagles succumbed to Texas State 22-15.
The Huskers faced Southern Miss in 2012, a game in which senior quarterback Taylor Martinez threw five touchdown passes and no interceptions. Nebraska secured the last meeting with a 49-20 victory at home. If history plays in Nebraska's favor, this should be a good bounce-back week after the struggle against Wyoming.
How will the Huskers fare in the Week 2 matchup?
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
When: Saturday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. EST
Watch: Big Ten Network
Listen: Husker Sports Network or Sirius Channel 128, XM 191
Betting Line: Nebraska (-29)