LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) For the second straight year, Nebraska will go into its last regular-season game playing for nothing more than a best possible bowl bid.
The Cornhuskers (8-3, 4-3) were eliminated from the Big Ten West race with Saturday's 28-24 loss to Minnesota. They'll enter Friday's game in Iowa City trying to avoid losing a third straight game for the first time since 2008.
"Time to go to work and put our head down," offensive lineman Jake Cotton said. "We're going to play a good Iowa team in a hostile environment, and it's probably going to be real cold in Iowa City. I know we're excited for the challenge. A lot of times people think losses carry over and that losses linger, but not here."