Nebraska completes its 2021 season today with its annual Black Friday matchup against Big Ten West rival Iowa at Memorial Stadium. Game time in Lincoln in set for shortly after 12:30 p.m. CT.
Nebraska will try to capture the Heroes Trophy to close a season full of near misses against nationally ranked teams. The Huskers’ most recent close call came on Saturday at No. 19 Wisconsin when NU fell 35-28 when a drive in the game’s final minute stalled deep in Wisconsin territory. The loss was Nebraska’s eighth this season by nine or fewer points with five of those against ranked teams. In the loss, Nebraska’s offense gained 452 yards against a Badger defense that entered the game allowing a nation-leading 216 yards per game. Coach Scott Frost visited with the media Monday about how Nebraska is handling preparations for today’s game.
The Huskers will look to end a six-game Iowa win streak in the border rivalry, with each of the past three Hawkeye victories coming by six points or less. Before today’s game Nebraska will honor members of its senior class who could be playing their final game in Memorial Stadium. There will be several players who will have a decision to make as to whether or not to come back for another season. Coach Frost said the new NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) rules could be a factor as players make their decision.
Today’s game will broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM with coverage on the Huskers radio network beginning at 10:30 a.m.