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2022 ESPN FPI predictions: Nebraska football favored in 8 games

Scott Frost and his Nebraska football team desperately need some wins. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have struggled considerably under Frost’s leadership over the past few years. For Frost to get some pressure off his back and for Nebraska football fans to be satisfied, the Huskers have to start winning.

Interestingly enough, despite last season’s less than stellar results, this season’s Nebraska football team might find itself in position to get some wins. Well, at least that’s what ESPN’s Football Power Index is thinking. According to ESPN’s FPI, the 2022 Nebraska football season might be a fairly respectable one. ESPN’s FPI is giving the Huskers a pretty good shot at getting a solid amount of wins this season.

While most Nebraska football fans who think fondly about the team’s successful seasons and focus on what the program accomplished a few decades ago might not normally be satisfied with 8 wins, that win total would be a considerable improvement over what Nebraska has had the past couple years.

And eight wins might be in reach for the Huskers this season. According to ESPN’s FPI, the Huskers are favored in eight games this year.

ESPN FPI favors Nebraska football in 8 games in 2022

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Here are the 8 games the Nebraska football team should probably win, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index:

  • Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern Wildcats (neutral site game in Dublin) — 78.7%
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks — 98.4%
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles — 92.0%
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Indiana Hoosiers — 84.0%
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers at Rutgers Scarlet Knights — 72.4%
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini — 83.5%
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers — 63.9%
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Wisconsin Badgers — 51.2%

And here are the four games the Huskers probably won’t win, per ESPN’s FPI:

  • Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oklahoma Sooners — 39.5%
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers at Purdue Boilermakers — 48.7%
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Wolverines — 20.0%
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers at Iowa Hawkeyes — 46.5%

Enough about computer simulations and projections from ESPN’s FPI. What do you think Nebraska is capable of accomplishing this season? Can Frost and the Huskers take a huge step forward? Take a look at the 2022 Nebraska football schedule below:

2022 Nebraska football schedule

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  1. Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern Wildcats – 8/27/22 at 11:30 a.m.
    • Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland
  2. Nebraska Cornhuskers vs North Dakota Fighting Hawks – 9/3/22 at 2:30 p.m.
    • Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska
  3. Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Georgia Southern Eagles- 9/10/22 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska
  4. Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oklahoma Sooners – 9/17/22 at 11 a.m.
    • Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska
  5. Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Indiana Hoosiers – 10/1/22 at TBD (Homecoming)
    • Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska
  6. Nebraska Cornhuskers at Rutgers Scarlet Knights -10/7/22 at 6 p.m.
    • SHI Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey
  7. Nebraska Cornhuskers at Purdue Boilermakers – 10/15/22 at TBD
    • Ross–Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana
  8. Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini – 10/29/22 at TBD
    • Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska
  9. Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers – 11/5/22 at TBD
    • Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska
  10. Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Wolverines – 11/12/22 at TBD
    • Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  11. Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Wisconsin Badgers – 11/19/22 at TBD
    • Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska
  12. Nebraska Cornhuskers at Iowa Hawkeyes – 11/25/22 (Friday) at 3 p.m.
    • Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa

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