Nebraska meets an old adversary in latest bowl projections

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Since his arrival in Lincoln, Nebraska Cornhusker fans have waited for head coach Scott Frost to turn around their beloved program. After loading up his roster with the transfer portal, this could be the first step in the right direction.

Frost will have a new quarterback in former Texas Longhorns signal-caller, Casey Thompson. Not to mention they were able to get Ochuan Mathis from the TCU Horned Frogs. Those are just a couple of the newest Huskers to take the field in 2022. Could they be a huge reason for success this year? If so they could find themselves battling it out with another iconic team.

247Sports projects Nebraska to the Pinstripe Bowl

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Husker fans have been waiting for a return to the postseason, something that has been lacking since the second season of the Mike Riley era. It wasn’t much of an era per se, more of a blip on the radar but you get the idea. It has been since the 2016 Music City Bowl that we have seen Nebraska suit up following the regular season’s conclusion.

Could this finally be the year in which Scott Frost leads his alma mater out of the doldrums and into a postseason game? Brad Crawford of 247Sports believes so.

Ah, the “Finally Here” bowl for the Huskers and Seminoles. After a multi-year hiatus, Florida State could be bowl eligible for the first time under coach Mike Norvell and match up here with Scott Frost, who’s in a contract year at Nebraska. Both of these coaches must show positive momentum this fall to extend their tenures. Nebraska tapped the portal for help, and Florida State hopes better play during the second half of last season carries over to 2022.

Both schools were once on top of the sport and are trying to climb back into the race at the top. Florida State-Nebraska has seen some memorable games including back-to-back Orange Bowl showdowns in the early 1990s. This game could bring back memories of a time when Tom Osborne and Bobby Bowden were patrolling the sidelines.

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