The Huskers attempt to earn an automatic berth in a bowl game smashed into a brick wall made of Iowa victories. The Hawkeyes took out the Huskers 28-20 in their annual battle on Black Friday. Iowa remains undefeated and likely just needs to win the Big Ten Championship Game next week to punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff. Nebraska's fate is a little bit trickier.
At 5-7 the only way Nebraska can earn a bowl bid is by hoping not enough teams get to six wins to fill the 80 bowl slots. After Friday 73 teams have hit the six-win mark. There are still 11 teams with a shot to get to six wins. If seven of them make it the Huskers will be officially eliminated.