On Monday morning, Oregon and Nebraska announced a home-and-home series for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Nebraska leads the all-time series 5-1.
These two teams will meet for the first time since 1986, where the Cornhuskers – then part of the Big-8 — pummeled the Ducks in Lincoln, 48-14. That year, Nebraska went on to beat Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl and finished 5th in the final polls. Oregon finished a below average 5-6 with no bowl appearance.
Flash-forward to today; the college football map is a bit different. Oregon is now a national powerhouse seeking its fifth straight BCS bowl appearance while the 5-1 Cornhuskers are in hopes of a Rose Bowl bid.
Thus far, Nebraska’s only loss has come at home to UCLA, completing a home-and-home series with the Bruins, which began last year. With a win at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln this year, the up-and-coming UCLA Bruins swept the series in convincing fashion with a 41-21 victory.
Assuming both Oregon and Nebraska hover around the top 25 rankings for the upcoming years, this should be a highly entertaining series with two storied programs going head-to-head.
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