Nebraska announces it will not accept bowl invitation, more bowls likely to be cancelled
The Nebraska Cornhuskers were one of the programs that really wanted to have a football season in 2020, and did a lot to help what happened this fall come into being, but now it appears they have had enough.
According to insider-at-large Brett McMurphy, the 3-5 Cornhusker have announced they will decline any invitation to a bowl game this season. There were no further details offered, but the tradition-rich program likely felt uncomfortable playing in a post-season game following their fourth consecutive losing season and third in a row under head coach Scott Frost.
McMurphy says the loss here almost guarantees at least three bowl games will announce their cancellations today.
Nebraska announces it will not play in a bowl game. Basically guarantees at least 3 bowls will be canceled today, sources told @Stadium— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 20, 2020
Nebraska did go 2-1 over its final three games, with wins over Purdue and Rutgers with a loss to Minnesota sandwiched between the victories. The big tent down in Lincoln is folding up for the rest of winter but without doubt will be back next spring to give it the old college try once more.