Let's take a look at the 2018 football schedules for both Iowa and Nebraska.
The Big Ten West rivals will face off on November 23 in the final game of the regular season. Iowa continues along under longtime head coach Kirk Ferentz, while Nebraska welcomes a fresh new face on the sideline: former Husker quarterback and UCF head coach Scott Frost.
But what about the 11 games leading up to next year's contest? Let's take a look at which team has the harder slate.
Iowa's three non-conference opponents are Northern Illinois, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa. Nebraska, meanwhile, has Akron, Colorado, and Troy.
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The Hawkeyes get Big Ten East crossover opponents Indiana, Maryland, and Penn State. Nebraska gets Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State. Verdict: Nebraska has the harder schedule here. The Huskers challenge themselves with two bowl teams in non-conference play, including a very dangerous Troy team, as well as Colorado which is no longer a pushover, and gets three of the four best Big Ten East teams. Still, hopes will be high with Frost back in Lincoln.