16 Days Until The Big Ten

Rutgers University sits 24 days away from Big Ten membership, and ScarletReport.com is here to count down the days in style. A new conference means a significantly different schedule. Rutgers faces new opponents in the conference, but there are plenty of storylines with each opponent. We'll look at all of them, continuing with the Nebraska

Rutgers plays eight games within the conference, and that continues with a road trip to Nebraska.

2014 matchup -- Oct. 25 at Nebraska. Kickoff time and TV stadium to be determined.

Series: -- Nebraska leads 1-0

Last Meeting: -- Rutgers lost 28-0 to Nebraska in November of 1920.


Storylines

It has been 94 years since the last time the Scarlet Knights and Cornhuskers clashed. The matchup pits Big Ten newcomers against each other after the Cornhuskers moved from the Big XII in 2011.

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini successfully transitioned his program into the Big Ten as Rutgers coach Kyle Flood aims to do the same thing in 2014. Both are first-time head coaches at their current gigs.

Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep will be in the headlines leading up to game day with impact players on both sides. Rutgers left tackle Keith Lumpkin and running back Savon Huggins both have the chance to face off directly against safety D.J. Singleton. Singleton red-shirted for Nebraska last season after a year prepping for college.

Unlike most Big Ten programs, Rutgers and Nebraska rarely clash in recruiting. Incoming freshman Sedrick King was once high on Rutgers but the majority of prospects come from areas outside of the "state of Rutgers."

Based on a vote of Scout.com Big Ten publishers, Nebraska boasts the third best receiver in the conference (Kenny Bell) and second best running back (Ameer Abdullah).


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