Saturday, 10/22, 3:30 PM Purdue at #8 Nebraska
Gently stalking through the fields, careful not to rustle their enemies, the sleeping giant Cornhuskers have slowly crept up into the top ten. Coach Mike Riley hasn't yet achieved a signature win with his 2016 team, and a likely relaxed home triumph over 3-3 Purdue won't qualify either. But with back to back showdowns with Wisconsin and Ohio State looming, the Huskers' playoff ambitions depend on keeping a clean sheet and looking impressive doing so. A wretched performance against the Boilermakers queers the deal entirely.