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Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Top-25 losing streak could end, Grant Brix update, and more



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Nebraska football will get a chance to end its losing streak against ranked teams this weekend, plus more Nebraska Cornhuskers news.

Matt Rhule predicted that Colorado would be ranked in the AP Top 25 and the Nebraska football head coach was correct as the Buffaloes are the No. 21 team in the country.

For Nebraska, that’s exciting. If the Huskers are going to upset the Buffs, why not have it be a ranked team? The Nebraska Cornhuskers haven’t beaten a ranked opponent since the 2016 season when Mike Riley’s team beat Oregon in September of that year.

19 consecutive losses have followed for Nebraska football, a once proud program that has suffered through six consecutive losing seasons. Rhule is supposed to change that and ending the losing streak against Top-25 opponents would be a great place to start.

Nebraska football recruiting updates

There are a couple of key recruiting nuggets reported by Bryan Munson of Husker Online. One was that three-star defensive line commitment, Carlon Jones, took a visit to Houston last weekend.

Jones is expected to visit the Nebraska Cornhuskers again this month, so it doesn’t seem like there is a reason to be overly concerned. But commitments that take visits to other programs worry me. Jones did tell Munson he won’t be visiting Texas Tech, which is a good sign.

But Jones is a dynamic dude from Texas who was somewhat overlooked in the process, so Nebraska football needs to do whatever it takes to keep him in the fold. He’s one of my personal favorites, especially on defense in the 2024 recruiting class right now.

Speaking of the 2024 class, Grant Brix still hasn’t made a decision and according to Munson, one could come in the next week. That would be positive news for Nebraska football since Brix hasn’t made any other visits.

The Huskers are still the favorite according to the On3 prediction machine, which gives Nebraska football a 71-percent chance of winning the commitment of the No. 5 offensive tackle in the 2024 class.

Injury updates for Nebraska vs. Colorado

In a last bit of news for the Huskers, their opponent for Saturday, Colorado, will be without one starter in the secondary as safety Myles Slusher will miss the game due to injury. This was announced by Deion Sanders on Tuesday.

Slusher started the opener for the Buffaloes and had six tackles, including the final play of the game as TCU was driving for a tying or winning score.

Nebraska dealt with some injuries too last week. Namely to linebacker Nick Henrich and also Jimari Butler, who plays JACK. They are both questionable.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska