The Nebraska football team has decided go opt out of a possible bowl game this season and will conclude the season at 3-5 following their win Friday against Rutgers 28-21. According to the Omaha World Herald, the Huskers chose to decline a bowl invitation despite being eligible to play in one. Husker players met Saturday to discuss playing in a bowl, a source with knowledge of the situation said. Players were beginning to make their plans to go home Saturday night. Nebraska then announced its decision late Sunday morning.
“Our players made great sacrifices this fall to allow us to play eight games and practice without disruption throughout the season,” coach Scott Frost said in a statement. “As their head coach I am proud of how they continued to fight and finished the season with a win on Friday. This year has been a long grind and it is time for our guys to have a break, and the opportunity to spend Christmas and the holiday season with their family and friends. We will turn our focus to the 2021 season, and we look forward to our players returning to campus for the spring semester in January.”
Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos thanked the players and coaching staff for their efforts and diligence in following COVID protocols for nearly nine months.