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2020 & '21 conference skeds; no more Black Friday Iowa; Purdue to be '20 season opener

Discussion in 'Football' started by JHudson, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. JHudson

    JHudson Administrator Staff Member 15 Year Member

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    From the Athletic Dept.:

    Big Ten Announces 2020 and 2021 Conference Schedules


    Nebraska will open the 2020 football season with a Big Ten Conference game against Purdue at Memorial Stadium. That game was one of the highlights of the 2020 and 2021 Big Ten football schedules announced by the league office on Tuesday.

    The Huskers’ matchup with Purdue on Sept. 5, 2020, will mark the first time Nebraska will open a season with a conference game since playing host to Oklahoma State to open the 2003 campaign.

    In addition to opening the 2020 season against Purdue, Nebraska will play host to Illinois (Oct. 10), Penn State (Nov. 7) and Minnesota (Nov. 28) at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers will play road games at Northwestern (Oct. 3), Rutgers (Oct. 24), Ohio State (Oct. 31), Iowa (Nov. 14) and Wisconsin (Nov. 21).

    Nebraska will play five Big Ten Conference home games in 2021, playing host to Ohio State (Oct. 2), Northwestern (Oct. 9), Michigan (Oct. 30), Iowa (Nov. 6) and Wisconsin (Nov. 20). The Huskers’ four conference road games in 2021 include trips to Michigan State (Sept. 25), Purdue (Oct. 16), Illinois (Nov. 13) and Minnesota (Nov. 27).

    Nebraska 2020 & 2021 Big Ten Schedules

    2020
    Sept. 5 Purdue
    Oct. 3 at Northwestern
    Oct. 10 Illinois
    Oct. 24 at Rutgers
    Oct. 31 at Ohio State
    Nov. 7 Penn State
    Nov. 14 at Iowa
    Nov. 21 at Wisconsin
    Nov. 28 Minnesota

    Note: Nebraska has non-conference home games scheduled against Cincinnati on Sept. 12 and Central Michigan on Sept. 19.

    2021
    Sept. 25 at Michigan State
    Oct. 2 Ohio State
    Oct. 9 Northwestern
    Oct. 16 at Purdue
    Oct. 30 Michigan
    Nov. 6 Iowa
    Nov. 13 at Illinois
    Nov. 20 Wisconsin
    Nov. 27 at Minnesota

    Note: Nebraska has non-conference home games scheduled against Northern Illinois on Sept. 4 and Buffalo on Sept. 11, and a non-conference road game at Oklahoma on Sept. 18.

    - 2020 Big Ten schedules, all teams
    - 2021 Big Ten schedules, all teams

     
  2. Ellis Boyd Redding

    Ellis Boyd Redding Travel Squad 2 Year Member

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    Bye Bye Black Friday vs Iowa
     
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  3. ChitownHusker

    ChitownHusker Husker Fan 5 Year Member

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    Conference schedulers continuing to not do us any favors. There is a massive gap between the top 4 programs (Michigan, MSU, OSU, PSU) and the bottom 3 (Indiana, Rutgers, Maryland). Between 2017 and 2021, we play 11 of 15 crossover games against the top 4. 6 of the 11 are on the road.
     
  4. Ellis Boyd Redding

    Ellis Boyd Redding Travel Squad 2 Year Member

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    We still need one more non-con opponent in 2020, right?
     
  5. bilsker

    bilsker Husker Fan 10 Year Member

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    is OSU a designated rival or what?
     
  6. bilsker

    bilsker Husker Fan 10 Year Member

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    no iowa on black friday? buncha crap
     
  7. ChitownHusker

    ChitownHusker Husker Fan 5 Year Member

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    For what it is worth, Iowa has 10 of 15 games against the top 4 crossover opponents, and Wisconsin has 9 of 15. Maybe not a huge difference, but it can really be a deciding factor in a year like this one, where Wisconsin gets a pretty easy crossover slate.
     
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  8. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Recruit 2 Year Member

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    If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. I'd much rather play the top 4 than the bottom 3. I'm more concerned that they don't respect our Thanksgiving tradition. But then we haven't held up our end of the bargain either (by being a worthy team to watch).
     
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  9. ChitownHusker

    ChitownHusker Husker Fan 5 Year Member

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    I do get that, I really do. I just don't think there should ever be a situation where you can go undefeated against all the teams in your division, and yet another team gets to go to the championship game because they drew a much easier cross-over slate.
     
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  10. ChitownHusker

    ChitownHusker Husker Fan 5 Year Member

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    I wouldn't have minded not playing Iowa on the last game, but it does suck that we lost the Black Friday game.
     
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  11. Beareye

    Beareye Recruit 2 Year Member

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    I don't understand B1G crossover scheduling. Why do we play tOSU every year? We get brutalized on the crossovers. In those two years, our six crossover games are Ohio State (twice), Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, and Rutgers. No Maryland, no Indiana.

    I haven't seen what Iowa and Wisky got for crossovers, but I hope they got loaded up in a similar fashion. Otherwise, that is BS. When is the last time Iowa played Ohio State? I think this will make six straight years of Ohio State games for us.

    Okay, rant over.
     
  12. Beareye

    Beareye Recruit 2 Year Member

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    At least Iowa got hit pretty hard in 2020. Not so much in 2021. Wisky got off easy in 2020, but has Michigan and Penn State I'm 2021.
     
  13. jwoods

    jwoods Consensus 2 Star 2 Year Member

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    We didn't play them in '13, '14 or '15. We also haven't played Michigan since 2013. There's certainly some discrepancies, but its tough to get it right 100% of the time. Who's to say how good teams will be 4 or 5 years down the road, or even who's coaching which team that far in advance.
     
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  14. TDFORNU

    TDFORNU Junior Varsity 10 Year Member

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    Nebraska is an "Also Ran" in the B1G. They owe NU nothing because they have proved nothing. Given the track record NU is middle of the pack material.
     
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  15. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Recruit 2 Year Member

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    Perhaps they should change the criteria so that your Division record has first priority.

    And then take into account the strength of crossover games.
     
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