As the 2021 Nebraska football season gets closer, let’s take a look at the toughest foes the Huskers will face in 2021.
Scott Frost and the Nebraska football team are just days away from getting the 2021 college football season kicked off. The Huskers will start the season by facing the Illinois Fighting Illini in Urbana-Champaign and that’s a game that they should win. If we’re being honest, it’s a game that Nebraska should win with ease (whether or not that happens remains to be seen).
But not every game will be a breeze for the Huskers.
There are plenty of winnable games on the table for the Nebraska football team, but there are also several tough foes up ahead for Frost and company.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the Huskers actually have one of the toughest schedules in the country. ESPN’s FPI currently has Nebraska’s 2021 schedule ranked as the 8th hardest in the country.
According to Bill Connelly and his SP+ analytics system, Nebraska has the second most difficult schedule this season.
Nebraska football: What are the five toughest games the Huskers will have in 2021?
So, what are the five toughest games Nebraska will have to play this year?
Well, three of the games are on the road for the Huskers while two of them will be in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Four of the games will involve teams who are ranked heading into the 2021 college football season while one is actually currently unranked.
There’s a decent mixture here with regards to the toughest games the Huskers have for their 2021 season.
Without further ado, here are the five toughest Nebraska football games in 2021: