Oregon-Nebraska home and home set for 2016-17

Pre-game for California

Steve Francis

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.

Scott Frost, who played QB for Nebraska in 1996-97, could experience some mixed emotions during these games.

Craig Strobeck

Scott Frost, who played QB for Nebraska in 1996-97, could experience some mixed emotions during these games.

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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Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in Public Relations. He is from San Francisco, California and loves all sports, with his favorites being baseball and basketball. Luc is a die hard bay area sports fan and has been spoiled with the recent success of his teams in the past year. He did not become a Ducks fan until he came to the university 3 years ago, but now accepts them along with his other favorite teams. When Luc is not writing, thinking, or playing sports, he enjoys watching Seinfeld reruns and hanging out with friends. Luc is open to feed back. Follow him on twitter @luchancock