Nebraska and Miami have met 11 times over the years, with Nebraska holding a 6-5 edge in the series. The first game was in 1951, a 19-7 Nebraska loss, but in an era in which Cornhusker football was pretty lousy.
The "big" games Husker fans remember against Miami came in the Orange Bowl; 1984 (Tom Osborne goes for two), 1989 (Nebraska sucks), 1992 (Nebraska isn't even competitive), and then 1995 (Corey Schlesinger's runs and Osborne's national title).
Most Husker fans forget about 1989 and 1992, but relive 1995 whenever possible. There's nothing shocking about that - I still consider it the best coaching job of Osborne's career.
None of those games count now. None of them matter. They might be fun to relive because those were the glory days of Nebraska football, but they are completely irrelevant right now. Right now both these teams are shadows of their former selves and neither of them is going to immediately jump into their former championship form regardless of how badly both fan bases want that to happen.
Saturday's game is a step in returning to some semblance of power; a single step down what will be a long road. One team will make that step; the other will falter. The ghosts of the past won't be there to help either side regardless of how much we want them to be.
Previews and Such
Wisconsin passing attack improved with balance, Robert Wheelwright - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The Wisconsin Badgers' passing game has taken flight. A balanced attack and Robert Wheelwright are behind it.
Illinois News: Illini ready for first real test on Saturday against North Carolina - The Champaign Room
Today in #ILLINI News.
Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with Mountain West Connection - Maize n Brew
We flew to Las Vegas -- for work, not pleasure -- to get the scoop on the UNLV Rebels. Mountain West Connection's Jeremy Mauss answers all of our questions and tells us the one player that could give Michigan trouble on Saturday.
Michigan State Spartans Football Preview: Air Force Falcons - The Only Colors
Joe previews the visiting service academy
THE BIG UNITS: PITTSBURGH - Black Heart Gold Pants
It's basically Tyler Boyd.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Rutgers Edition - Black Shoe Diaries
With Penn State taking on the Scarlet Knights Saturday, we went straight to the source for the inside scoop on Rutgers.
Caleb Rowe takes the reins of Maryland football's offense - Testudo Times
Head coach Randy Edsall and offensive coordinator Mike Locksley have installed Rowe as Maryland's starting quarterback, in place of Perry Hills. Rowe was not to blame for last week's defeat, but now Maryland is 1-1, facing the lowest-ranked opponent left on its schedule ahead of a challenging slog through the Big Ten's East Division.
Getting To Know Michigan Football's Week Three Opponent: The UNLV Rebels - Maize n Brew
Taking a look at Michigan's Saturday Mountain West foe and more in preparation for the weekend matchup
Northwestern-Duke preview: Three matchups to watch - Inside NU
Which matchups will decide Saturday's game?
Virginia Tech at Purdue Preview - Hammer and Rails
The Hokies come to Ross-Ade for what could be the elusive turning point victory.
Five questions with Western Kentucky: Can the Hilltoppers make up for Leon Allen's injury? - The Crimson Quarry
Underdog Dynasty's Fletcher Keel stops by to answer our questions about Indiana's saturday matchup with Western Kentucky.
Film Study Preview: Alabama vs Ole Miss - Roll 'Bama Roll
Can Alabama extract revenge upon the Rebels from Ole Miss?
The long, sad history of Ole Miss quarterbacks in Tuscaloosa - Red Cup Rebellion
Chad Kelly is set to make his first start in Bryant-Denny Stadium, a place that has not been historically hospitable to Rebels QBs.
Alabama football: After 43 years, Bear Bryant's suit shows up at tailor's shop | NCAA.com
Former Alabama coach Bear Bryant's famous suit ended up in the hands of Auburn fans.
The Ole Miss vs. Alabama rematch is a perfect test for both teams, and I can't wait - SBNation.com
Four big questions for the game of the weekend.
The article is good, but the comments are SWEET!
Those who say that the "Grade 13" atmosphere on campus is totally due to trying to become a sports factory like Nebraska or Ohio State also need to be drowned out.
I wasn't aware we were a "sports factory", but at Rutgers the academic side is pretty shady when it comes to truthiness about major college sports. Look up William C Dowling and you'll get the idea. Better yet, don't waste your time.
Janovich's strange pre-game ritual
Janovich and fellow fullback Harrison Jordan find each other in the locker room prior to the game, and then proceed to give each other a head butt - without a helmet - for good luck.
Where the Huskers Are Running It in 2015 | Hail Varsity
Left, middle, right? A quick look at the Huskers' run breakdown through two games this season.
Opponent Q&A with Corn Nation - State of The U
Miami faces a stiff challenge this week against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. To learn more about the team from Lincoln, Ne, we enlisted the help of Brian Towle @BrianRTowle of Corn Nation, SB Nation's Nebraska site.
Miami-Nebraska still a big game, but for different reasons - Sun Sentinel
Miami beat Nebraska to win three of its national titles. Saturday's game will have far different stakes, and the former Hurricanes greats recognize that.
Miami and Nebraska are first teams to all wear custom cleats | College Football
Oregon and Nike have the market on eye-catching uniforms cornered.
Further pushing the sartorial envelope, the Canes will wear customized cleats vs. Nebraska. http://t.co/esUwUoL1Zu pic.twitter.com/OXsjg0CEFX— Matt Porter (@mattyports) September 10, 2015
Nebraska to sport hand-painted cleats vs. Miami (By @tdnewcomb) http://t.co/KAJ6Q1E4nw pic.twitter.com/zfHTVvbaz6— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) September 14, 2015
HuskerOnline.com - Ask the expert: Miami Hurricanes
In this week's edition of "Ask the Expert", we caught up with Gary Ferman from CaneSport.com to get his thoughts and perspective on the match-up
Amenities at Sun Life Stadium a big plus for UM donors | Miami Herald
Prime seating near the 50-yard line and access to a private drinking and dining area with a full buffet and sports bar awaits Golden Canes at Sun Life Stadium.