Nebraska’s move from the Big 12 to the Big Ten was one of the first major events in a wave of realignment that reshaped the entire college football landscape.
Since joining the Big Ten in 2011, the Cornhuskers have gone 34-24 in conference play. While that record leaves plenty to be desired, as evidenced by two coaching changes, it actually stacks up pretty well to the other teams that made notable conference moves during the last realignment period. College football writer Matt Smith crunched the numbers and shared his findings in the tweet below.
Conference records in new leagues:
Texas A&M: 25-23
West Virginia: 27-27
— Matt Smith (@MattSmithCFB) August 10, 2018
Nebraska has a much higher winning percentage against Big Ten foes (58.6) than those belonging to later entrants Maryland (29.4) and Rutgers (20.5).
Making the early switch obviously gave Nebraska more opportunities to win. In winning percentage, the Huskers trail TCU (59.2) and Louisville (65.6).