There haven’t been many more successful college football teams than the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They have captured five National Championships and produced 3 Heisman trophy winners. Nebraska has also put together some of the most dominant college football dynasties ever.
Nebraska wouldn’t make their first bowl game until 1941 when they played Stanford in the Rose Bowl. They would fall to the Cardinal 21-13. The next twenty years would be marked by inconsistent play and Nebraska would only make one bowl game in that span. The team’s fortunes would turn around in 1962 with the arrival of Bob Devaney as head coach. He would lead Nebraska to their very first bowl win that year over Duke in the Gotham Bowl. Devaney would lead the Cornhuskers to back to back national titles in 1970 & 1971. Devaney would end his coaching career in 1972 with a 101-20-2 record. He would hand off the coaching reigns to Nebraska’s most iconic coach, Tom Osborne.
Osborne was at the helm for Nebraska during one of the most famous championship of all time when the Cornhuskers met Miami in the 1984 Orange Bowl. He famously elected to go for a two point conversion on the final play of the game. Miami would deflect the pass and upset the favored Cornhuskers and clinch the championship. Osborne would lead Nebraska to 25 bowl games and a National Championship in 1994. Nebraska would follow that championship up with another in 1995 and a third in 1997. After Osborne’s retirement, the Huskers would reach the 2001 National Championship game against Miami. Since then Nebraska has continued a tradition of making bowl games.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Recent Bowl Game History
In the 2015 Foster Farms Bowl, teams Nebraska Cornhuskers and UCLA Bruins had their first matchup in a bowl game. In the third quarter of the game, the Cornhuskers were able to pull ahead of the Bruins, which led to their win of a final score of 37-29 in the Foster Farms Bowl. The average ticket price for the Nebraska’s bowl game was $70, a $70 increase from the Cornhuskers 2014 Holiday Bowl against USC.