The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Colorado Buffaloes games tends to be ones that are worth watching, even if you don’t have a rooting interest in either team. That’s why the two programs forged a rivalry of sorts. Over the years, the two played late in the Big 8’s lifespan and for most of the time, they were in the Big 12. The first time in many years, the Huskers and Buffaloes square off in the second half of a home-and-home series this season.
Last year, Colorado managed to come into Lincoln and topple the Huskers. it was a big win for a team that struggled to record many victories. There is at least one CU beat writer who believes this year, the Cornhuskers’ game could be the biggest on the entire CU schedule.
Whether or not a team is a rival of the Nebraska football team has been a hot topic for the last few weeks. it appears that as the Huskers are expected to be much improved in 2019, schools around the country are wanting to be able to say they managed to beat them.
That has raised the visibility of fans claiming that Iowa is definitely a rival. Colorado fans and writers feel the same way. Sean Keeler of the Denver Post certainly believes the two squads formed a rivalry, even if former Huskers’ coach Tom Osborne specifically told him he felt it was more contrived than anything.
That “rivalry” is big enough for Keeler that he thinks NU is the biggest game on Colorado’s schedule.
To be fair, Keeler lays out that one of the reasons the NU-CU game is so big is because of how successful the Huskers have been recruiting in the Mile High state lately.