In early October Nebraska went on the road to Madison. The Huskers received a rather rude welcome to the Big Ten, getting routed 48-17.
A week later Nebraska welcomed the Ohio State to Memorial Stadium. At half time, the scoreboard read 20-6 in favor of Ohio State.
This was it. It was now or never.
If the Huskers were going to show everyone they belonged in the Big Ten, it would start in the second half. Nebraska responded and came back to win 34-27. Nebraska saved its season and avoided an 0-2 start in conference play, which would have surely knocked them out of the Legends race.
After a bye week and a dismantling of Minnesota on the road, Nebraska faced the Spartans from Michigan State—another must-win. Instead of letting emotions get to them, the Huskers responded in the face of adversity and played a near perfect game.
Now, here we are: Week 10.
Nebraska is in the driver seat of the Legends division, and its goal of getting to Indianapolis is still intact. But now comes the home stretch: Northwestern, Penn State, Michigan and Iowa. Lose one and the Huskers chances of winning the Legends decrease significantly. Lose two and Nebraska might as well book its ticket to the Insight Bowl.
Nebraska must do these things to win the Legends.