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The Wildcats are another team that is hard to put in the “trap game” category for Nebraska. Yes, Northwestern fell apart at the end of 2013 and looked pretty bad in doing so. And yes, Nebraska is 2-1 against Northwestern as a conference opponent.
But keep in mind that Nebraska could be—indeed, probably should be—0-3 against Northwestern. Last year, Nebraska needed the “RK III to 1” Hail Mary from Ron Kellogg to Jordan Westerkamp as time expired to win. And in 2012, Nebraska was down 28-16 with 8:31 left to play and looked absolutely dead to rights. The Huskers needed an improbable 13-point comeback in the final minutes of the game to pull out a 29-28 victory.
So from a talent standpoint, the Purples may not match up well against Nebraska. But on the road, against a team with the kind of track record that Northwestern has against Nebraska, this game has all the makings of being problematic for NU.
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