Nebraska remains a College Football Playoff contender.
The Huskers (7-1) are ranked No. 10 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings. Despite losing their first game of the season last Saturday, an overtime contest at Wisconsin, Mike Riley's squad remains in the thick of the College Football Playoff race.
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit thinks Nebraska's path to the College Football Playoff is pretty clear (because it is).
Win out, and the Huskers are in.
Nebraska winning out would include a win this Saturday at Ohio State and a win in the Big Ten Championship Game against (likely) Michigan.
The Huskers would certainly be in - maybe as high as the No. 2 seed - if that happens.