Can Scott Frost and the Nebraska football team get back to winning in 2021?
Nebraska football fans are looking for something good to happen with their program. It’s been years since the Huskers have been good and Nebraska football fans deserve to have something to cheer about.
But, if you’re paying any attention to ESPN’s FPI projections for the 2021 version of the Nebraska football team, this season may be rougher than what many Husker fans would want. Before the 2021 season begins, ESPN’s FPI Projections have the Huskers ranked as the No. 51 team in the country.
The Huskers are expected to get off to a nice, solid three game win streak thanks to some early games against weaker competition, but there’s a chance that things could be kind of bleak for Nebraska after that.
Of course, there’s always the chance that Nebraska finds a way to get back on its feet and pull off some upsets this season.
Nebraska football: ESPN’s FPI doesn’t favor the Huskers in many games
According to ESPN’s FPI projections, here are the games the Huskers should win this coming season:
- 8/28/21 at Illinois – 64.8%
- 9/4/21 vs. Fordham – 99.3%
- 9/11/21 vs. Buffalo – 68.5%
- 10/30/21 vs. Purdue – 62.5%
And these are the games ESPN’s FPI is currently projecting the Huskers to lose:
- 9/18/21 at Oklahoma – 5.6%
- 9/25/21 at Michigan State – 38.3%
- 10/2/21 vs. Northwestern – 48.7%
- 10/9/21 vs. Michigan 47.5%
- 10/16/21 at Minnesota – 39.6%
- 11/6/21 vs. Ohio State – 13.2%
- 11/20/21 at Wisconsin – 25.2%
- 11/26/21 vs. Iowa – 42.4%
The Huskers should have a pretty good shot at competing, and pulling off an upset, in several of those games that ESPN expects them to lose. Having home games against Northwestern and Michigan makes both of those contests very winnable.
Those road trips to Michigan State and Minnesota should be games that Nebraska finds itself capable of winning as well. And ending the year with Iowa at home gives the Cornhuskers a great shot in the game.
Plus, it never hurts that Nebraska should start the season with a nice 3-0 record to build some momentum. The Nebraska football team could very well have a winning season in 2021. We’ll see how things play out for the Huskers.