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Nebraska certainly received a harsh welcome message from the Big Ten in 2011, and while it may have one of the most talented teams in the conference, the schedule could prevent it from winning a Big Ten Championship.
Besides a game against Washington, which is a rematch of last year's Holiday Bowl, the non-conference slate is easy.
However, the Cornhuskers' conference schedule is by far the most brutal in the Big Ten.
They start their conference season at Wisconsin, followed by a home game against Ohio State in the Buckeyes' first game with its four suspended stars back.
In addition, Nebraska must play Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State, Michigan, and Iowa, ending the season against the Hawkeyes to begin what should be an outstanding rivalry.
vs. Fresno State
vs. Ohio State
vs. Michigan State
at Penn State