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Top 10 Big Ten Nonconference Games In 2014

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Last season was frustrating for Coach Bo Pelini and the Cornhuskers. Will 2014 be more of the same, or will they return as one of the conference's elite? Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images.
Last season was frustrating for Coach Bo Pelini and the Cornhuskers. Will 2014 be more of the same, or will they return as one of the conference's elite? Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images.

Date: Sept. 20
Location: Lincoln, Neb.

The Cornhuskers have an important date just seven days prior at Fresno State, but it is when they return against Al Golden's Miami Hurricanes when they hit the national spotlight.

Nebraska should be 3-0, and the Cornhuskers are a playoff darkhorse. The schedule shakes out just right for them to potentially sneak their way into the fray, but they must take out the Hurricanes at home first.

Miami will test the Huskers' defense. Coach Bo Pelini needs to see the Blackshirts return for a shot at the Big Ten crown.