The Nebraska Cornhuskers will head to Nashville to finish off the 2016 College Football season.
Next stop Nashville.— Kieron Williams (@TheK_Williams) December 4, 2016
Music City - Nebraska vs. Tennessee— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 4, 2016
The Huskers are slated to take on the Tennessee Volunteers in the 2016 Franklin American Music City Bowl. The game will be at Nissan Stadium, home to the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. The game will be on Friday, December 30th at 2:30 central.
The Vols are 8-4 on the season, with notable wins vs. Virginia Tech in the Battle of Bristol, and at Georgia on a last-second Hail Mary pass. Notable losses for Tennessee are against South Carolina, at Texas A&M in Double Overtime, and their final game of the regular season where they lost to Vanderbilt.
Many folks will remember the last 2 times the Huskers and Vols met in bowl games. In Tom Osborne’s final game, his 1997 Nebraska squad finished off a perfect season and defeated Peyton Manning’s Tennessee team 42-17 to capture part of the 1997 National Championship.
In the 1999 Fiesta Bowl, Frank Solich’s Huskers once again took it to the Vols, defeating Tennessee 31-21 and finishing 3rd in the country behind Virginia Tech and Florida State.
For Tennessee reaction to the game, visit our SBNation site Rocky Top Talk for all of that.
For tickets to the Music City Bowl or for just more information, visit here.