College Football 2011: 10 Games Nebraska Cornhusker Fans Would Love To See

Matt Zvolanek@MattZvolanekCorrespondent IIMay 26, 2011

College Football 2011: 10 Games Nebraska Cornhusker Fans Would Love To See

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    Now that the Nebraska Cornhuskers are in the Big Ten, this list has changed some.  Instead of boring games against perennial cupcakes like Kansas State, Iowa State, Colorado and Kansas, Nebraska fans can look forward to historic battles between their beloved team and the likes of Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State and Iowa.  That being said, there are some games that fans would love to see.  The following are those games.


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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 18:  Quarterback Boo Jackson #8 of the Ohio University Bobcats throws a pass during the game against the Troy University Trojans  during the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on December 18, 2010 in New Or
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    NU record vs Ohio: Never played

    Some people have got to be asking themselves, "Ohio, are you kidding?"  My response is no.  While in all likelihood this game would be a blowout, it would be intriguing to see former Nebraska coach, Frank Solich, square off against his former team. 


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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Quarterback Darron Thomas #1 of the Oregon Ducks throws the ball in the first quarter against the Auburn Tigers during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale
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    NU record vs Oregon: 5-1

    This matchup would have seemed tame a few years ago, but due to Oregon's resurgence, would now be a battle between two Top 10 teams.  Former Husker QB and national champ, Scott Frost is on Oregon's sideline and would add some interest.  Also, there are rumors that the Huskers' new offense looks eerily similar to that of the Ducks.  This game would certainly give the Blackshirts some headaches.


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    ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01:  Greg McElroy #12 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up during the Capitol One Bowl against the Michigan State Spartans at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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    NU record vs Bama: 2-3

    What could be better than a battle between two historic powerhouses that have had their share of big matchups in the past?  Not much.  This game needs to happen and probably will in the near future in a BCS bowl game.  One thing to be sure of is that defense would rule the day.

South Carolina

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    NU record vs South Carolina: 3-0

    Fans would love to see the Ol' Ball Coach bring his Gamecocks to Lincoln.  The last time Nebraska played a Spurrier-coached team was in the 1995 Fiesta Bowl when the Huskers had some guy named Tommie Frazier at QB. We all remember what happened in that game.


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    BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 20:  Michael Ford #42 of the Louisiana State University Tigers against the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    NU record vs LSU: 5-0-1

    How fitting would this be?  Bo Pelini leads his team against the team he was previously the defensive coordinator for.  While the fans in Louisiana might not be too thrilled about it, Husker fans would love to see it.  Besides, maybe we could see Les Miles eat grass again.

Boise State

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22:  Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos throws for yardage against the Utah Utes during the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boise State Won 26-3.  (Photo by Eth
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    NU record vs Boise State: Never Played

    Boise State says they'll play anybody, anywhere.  Well, when the Huskers came calling, the Broncos backed down.  This was a real disappointment for the Husker faithful and kind of took away the Broncos credibility.  If Tom Osborne could get them to agree to this game, it would be a good one.

Notre Dame

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    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 20: Tommy Rees #13 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rushes agaisnt the Army Black Knights at Yankee Stadium on November 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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    NU record vs Notre Dame: 8-7-1

    Nebraska used to be Notre Dame's rival, a long time ago, until hostilities rose and the Fighting Irish decided USC would be a much better rival.  It probably didn't help that the Huskers were the only team to beat the Four Horsemen...twice.  Notre Dame is rebuilding but no matter what Lou Holtz says, they won't be national title contenders for awhile, especially if this game happened.

Florida State

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  EJ Manuel #3 of the Florida State Seminoles against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    NU vs Florida State: 2-6

    Florida State has had Nebraska's number in most of the games the two have played.  This game would be a fun one, not only for fans, but for the coaches.  After the game, the Pelini brothers could go talk to their pal Mark Stoops, the Seminoles defensive coordinator.  Besides, Husker fans would love to get revenge for the 1993 championship game.


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    MIAMI - NOVEMBER 20: Jamal Reid #15 of the Miami Hurricanes runs out of the tunnel during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Sun Life Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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    NU record vs Miami: 5-5

    Miami has been a thorn in the Husker's side for a long time.  Who can forget the great moments in this series and the not-so-good.  There was the Huskers' first bowl win, Schleshinger's touchdown in the Orange Bowl, Tom's decision to go for two, and the blowout by future NFL talent in 2001.  Nebraska hates the Hurricanes and wants to get them back for the 2001 loss.  The good news is that this game is scheduled to happen in 2014 and 2015.


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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01:  Cameron Kenney #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners catches a 59-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Connecticut Huskies during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Gl
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    NU record vs OU: 38-45-3

    What Husker fan in their right mind wouldn't want to see this game every year or even twice a year?  Sadly, now that Nebraska told the Big 12 goodbye, this series is over as a conference game, but hopefully can continue in the non-conference schedule.  There are talks to play each other in the early 2020s.  To make this game even greater, it would be awesome if the two played each other for the crystal football at the end of the year.