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Nebraska Football Completes 2021 Non-Conference Schedule With Buffalo Bulls

The Bulls will parade into Lincoln in the middle of Nebraska's non-conference slate.

David McGee

The Nebraska Cornhuskers schedule for 2021 gets bigger, whether it's better or not is up to you.

The Nebraska Athletic Department announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have filled the 2021 non-conference schedule with the scheduling of the Buffalo Bulls, who will play in Lincoln September 11th that year.

The Bulls game will be sandwiched between the opener between Northern Illinois and the trip to Norman to take on the Oklahoma Sooners.

Why Buffalo? Well, the release by the Huskers give a little bit of insight on the matchup.

Buffalo plays in the Mid-American Conference and has had a schedule full of marquee opponents in recent years. In the past decade, the Bulls’ schedules have included Power Five opponents Baylor, Boston College, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse and Tennessee.

The Bulls are coached by Lance Leipold, who enters his second year at the helm of the program in 2016. Leipold joined Buffalo after a remarkable run of success at Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he guided the school to six national championships in eight years. Leipold worked in the Nebraska recruiting office from 2001 to 2003.

Buffalo captured the Mid-American Conference title in 2008 under the direction of Head Coach Turner Gill. The Bulls have made bowl appearances in 2008 and 2013.

If you remember, the Wisconsin-Whitewater pull here goes towards our Athletic Director, Shawn Eichorst, who used to be in the AD at W-W, and he is to know Leipold.

If you're wondering what our SBNation site Bull Run thinks about the game, here you go.

Plan your road trip, y'all.