The bowl drought that has overcome Husker football is something many long-time fans never thought they’d see in their lifetimes.
Five years without going to a bowl game? Five straight losing seasons without getting to at least six wins? Nebraska is in serious danger of that drought stretching to six years without a winning performance against Minnesota.
Nebraska will have to win three of its final four games against teams who have definitely had their number, and one team next week in Michigan that is chasing a College Football Playoff spot.
The Huskers have lost their last three to Minnesota, the last two to Michigan, their lost eight to Wisconsin dating back to the regular-season of 2012, and their last seven to Iowa going back to the last game of the Bo Pelini era.
So that’s the great challenge for Mickey Joseph’s squad to somehow reach a bowl game.
During a practice this week, Joseph told his team in a moment the Husker football social media account put on camera, “We’re still breathing, right? So we’ve got fight left in us. Let’s show everybody that we’ve got fight left. Everybody is counting you out, saying, ‘Hey, they’re going to pack it in. They’re going to pack it in.’ You know guys, in life you can’t do that. When you’re done at the University of Nebraska, and —- gets tough, you’re not going to be able to pack it in. …. You’re not going to pack it in, you’re going to have to hustle. So we’re not —-ing packing it in.”
On with the Weekly Wrap.