Nebraska in a bowl game? ESPN's FPI updates Huskers' bowl chances following back-to-back wins
Through the end of September, Nebraska was sporting a 1-3 record and looking at a lost season. Now — after two weeks of play in October — the Huskers are back to .500 and are 2-1 overall under Mickey Joseph.
Of course, those two October wins came against Indiana and Rutgers with the most recent win a 14-13 final score on a Friday night. Nevertheless, Nebraska has found a bit of momentum heading into Week 7.
What does that momentum mean? Well, while it is still a long shot, the Huskers now have an outside shot to get to 6 wins on the season and back to a bowl game. Nebraska is also tied for the lead in the B1G West after back-to-back conference wins.
Nothing is a given, but considering the state of the B1G West, anything is certainly possible. The Huskers also get 3 home games over the second half of the schedule to try and pull off some upsets.
According to ESPN’s FPI, Nebraska is given an 8.9% chance of making a bowl game after getting a couple of wins. Here is how the rest of the schedule shapes up in terms of odds to win by the FPI:
- Oct. 15 at Purdue – 14.9%
- Oct. 29 vs. Illinois – 33%
- Nov. 5 vs. Minnesota – 19%
- Nov. 12 at Michigan – 4.1%
- Nov. 19 vs. Wisconsin – 26.5%
- Nov. 25 at Iowa – 20.7%