The Nebraska football team could have a tough time in 2021 because their schedule happens to be pretty difficult.
As the NCAA investigates the Nebraska football program and Scott Frost enters into his fourth season leading the Huskers, it’d be fair to say that Frost and company have entered into must-win territory, right?
The Huskers have yet to have a winning season under Frost and expectations in Lincoln are always pretty high because of the success Nebraska had in the 1990’s.
But, even though expectations may be a bit unrealistic, unless things change in a hurry for the Nebraska football team, wins may be hard to come by for the Huskers this season. That’s because they’ve got one of the most difficult schedules in the country.
According to ESPN’s Bill Connelly’s SP+, the Huskers have the second most difficult schedule in 2021, right behind the Arkansas Razorbacks. ESPN’s Football Power Index says the Huskers currently have the 8th most difficult schedule in the country.
Nebraska football: Huskers have one of the most difficult schedules in the country
When you look at who the Huskers will be playing in 2021, it’s not a huge surprise that they’ve got one of the hardest schedules in the country.
Some notable road trips on the Huskers’ 2021 schedule:
- Michigan State
And here are a few notable home games the Huskers have this season:
- Ohio State
Some of those games should be winnable for Frost and his team, but some of them are obviously going to be incredibly difficult for this group. We’ll see how the Huskers can do with this sort of schedule.
Games against the Sooners, Badgers, and Buckeyes are all going to be nearly impossible for the Huskers to win. The other games listed there are all going to be very challenging.
Things will obviously be difficult for this bunch, but it’s probably not a stretch to say that most of the games on Nebraska’s 2021 schedule will be must-win games for Frost and this team. If the Huskers don’t have success in their winnable games and if they don’t pull off a few upsets, Frost may be looking for a new gig.