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2016 Schedule
4-0, 1st in Big Ten - West
Surprise teams set to crash CFB's playoff party (1:06)
Nebraska LB explains anthem protest backlash (2:03)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska is 4-0 on the season, gaining momentum on the field and the recruiting trail. The Huskers are hosting Illinois on Saturday as well as a few top recruits in the 2017 class. ESPN 300 defensive back Jaylon Johnson confirmed he is visiting Nebraska as well as ESPN 300 Iowa commit Chevin Calloway, and linebacker Rahyme Johnson among others.

Cornhuskers are in the playoff race

Nebraska is one of 15 teams still alive for a playoff berth, according to Mark Schlabach, Four of the contenders reside in the Big Ten. Eliminator

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2dAdam Rittenberg

Anthem protest nets Huskers LB racial backlash

A Nebraska player who along with two teammates kneeled during the national anthem before the game at Northwestern said he and his family have received racially charged blowback for his protest.

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Cornhuskers among CFB's 'other guys'

Nebraska is among a group of teams crashing the College Football Playoff picture in what Ryan McGee is calling the "The Rise of the Other Guys." These teams are a rung below the big brand names that can and will push them in the playoff hunt. Flipping the field

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Huskers climbing ESPN’s rankings

Nebraska remains undefeated after beating Northwestern 24-13 on Saturday. The Cornhuskers climbed five spots to No. 14 this week. Power Rankings: Week 4

Nebraska rolls past Northwestern (1:27)
Newby perseveres for the TD (0:40)

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't undervalue Nebraska's win just because Northwestern has struggled in September. Going on the road to face a stout defense, overcoming a couple early fumbles at the goal line and getting a conference victory is significant and was impressive for Nebraska. The Huskers are certainly trending in the right direction in Mike Riley's second year, and at this point they are looking like co-favorites in the Big Ten West with surging Wisconsin.

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