Huskers Return to Capital One Bowl

Nebraska players celebrate after their come from behind 28-24 win over Michigan State.
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Nebraska will return to the Capital One Bowl for the second consecutive season, the bowl game announced Sunday afternoon. The Capital One Bowl will kick off at 1 p.m. ET (Noon CT) with national television coverage on ABC.

Nebraska’s opponent from the Southeastern Conference will be announced later this evening.

The Huskers will enter the game with a 10-3 record, following a Big Ten Championship game loss to Wisconsin on Saturday night. Nebraska has won nine or more games each of the past five seasons, one of only four schools in the country to win at least nine games each of the past five seasons. Nebraska is ranked 23rd in the Associated Press Poll and 21st in the USA Today Coaches poll heading into the contest.

The appearance in the Capital One Bowl will be Nebraska’s third trip to the Orlando bowl game. The Huskers participated in the contest following the 1990 season against Georgia Tech. Last season, Nebraska took on South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl, falling 30-13 to the Gamecocks.

The trip to the Capital One Bowl is Nebraska’s 49th all-time bowl appearance which is tied with USC and Tennessee for the third-most bowl appearances in the nation.

Tickets for the game are $87 and $92 and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9 p.m. CT on Sunday night at Nebraska will receive an allotment of 12,500 tickets for the game. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone beginning Monday morning by calling the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-8-BIG RED.