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Updated Nebraska football bowl projections after Week 9



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We have the updated bowl projections for Nebraska football following the Huskers 31-14 win over Purdue this week.

Nebraska football improved its bowl hopes again last Saturday with a monster win over Purdue. I know it was ugly, but this team has won three in a row.

The Huskers are also tied for first place in the Big Ten West. They have a manageable schedule and a chance to make some noise in the next month.

Nebraska football will need to stop fumbling. But the defense is as good as any in the Big Ten West and the offense is finding some playmakers (can it find a way to hang onto the ball?).

There are four games to go and at 5-3, Nebraska football needs one more win to reach bowl eligibility for the first time since the 2016 season. Here are the updated bowl projections after Week 9.

Nebraska football bowl projections after Week 9

Mark Schlabach and Kyle Bonagura of ESPN both have the Huskers going bowling. Schlabach has Nebraska football in the Quick Lane Bowl against Ohio, while Bonagura has Nebraska going to the Las Vegas Bowl to square off against Oregon State.

College Football News has the Huskers going to the Music City Bowl, which was their last bowl destination back. in 2016 when they lost to Tennessee. 247 Sports also has a juicy projection for the Huskers — sending them to the Music City Bowl to take on Florida in a rematch of the 1995 national title game.

Athlon Sports has Nebraska football headed to the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix to take on BYU. The Sporting News joins Bonagura of ESPN in projecting Nebraska to the Las Vegas Bowl to face Oregon State.

Regardless of the destination, Nebraska fans can taste a bowl game. The Huskers have a legit shot to win the Big Ten West too and speaking for myself, I can’t wait for Saturday against Michigan State.

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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