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Nebraska Football

A Strong Start, Then a Long Wait: The Huskers' History with College GameDay

September 27, 2019

When ESPN’s College GameDay program concluded, Kirk Herbstreit told the crowd of nearly 14,000 he hoped it wouldn’t be another six years before he and his colleagues returned.

The date was Sept. 15, 2007. The game that followed was USC at Nebraska. GameDay had last visited Lincoln in 2001—twice, for games against Notre Dame and Oklahoma.

The Huskers were still consistently in the national conversation at that time.

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