Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 9/2/13
In 1985, the Nebraska Cornhuskers scheduled Florida State to open the season and lost. It marks the last time NU last a season opener, their ongoing 28-game streak continues to rank as the nation’s longest. However, hanging on to a 37-34 win over the University of Wyoming this past Saturday goes down as the closest call since. During the second half of Saturday’s game, the Huskers were not in real danger of losing. But Wyoming scored two late touchdowns after some of the record crowd of 91,185 had left Memorial Stadium, and got the ball back for one final drive with just over a minute remaining. The Blackshirts finally showed some semblance of living up to the defense’s legendary nickname, and secured the win in a game where the people in Vegas had Nebraska winning by 28. Is this cause for alarm for Great Big Red – one of the most feared programs in the land dating back to the days where Chris Schenkel and Keith Jackson were in the broadcast booth? The last time Wyoming visited Nebraska
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