Phil Steele Ranks Nebraska’s 2020 Football Schedule Toughest in the Big Ten

With sports competition at a stand still because of the coronavirus situation, we can hope for competition to return this fall.  If competition does return in the fall, the Nebraska football team will be looking at one of the most difficult schedules in the country.

College football expert and analyst Phil Steele ranks Nebraska’s schedule this season the toughest in the Big Ten and the 5th hardest in the nation.

Nebraska plays nine teams that went to bowl games last season — that doesn’t include FCS powerhouse South Dakota State, which took 11-win Minnesota to the wire last season — and six teams that finished ranked in the top 25.

Those six:

Cincinnati (Sept. 26)

at Ohio State (Oct. 31)

Penn State (Nov. 7)

at Iowa (Nov. 14)

at Wisconsin (Nov. 21)

Minnesota (Nov. 27)

The Huskers play those final five games without a break.