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2022 Nebraska football predictions: ESPN FPI predicts 2022 record

Scott Frost and his Nebraska football team are heading into the 2022 season with the potential to get a few more wins than they have over the past few seasons. The Nebraska Cornhuskers haven’t really been able to get many wins in recent years, but ESPN’s Football Power Index thinks the Huskers might have a shot at getting some much needed wins this season.

The Huskers are favored in 8 games this season, according to ESPN’s FPI. That doesn’t mean Nebraska will win 8 games. That doesn’t mean Nebraska will win those specific 8 games. But it is a pretty interesting number given how much the Huskers have struggled in recent years.

Still, even though Nebraska is favored in 8 contests, ESPN’s FPI isn’t predicting the Huskers to win 8 games. Here’s how many games Nebraska could win this year, per the magical math computers running ESPN’s FPI simulations:

ESPN FPI projects 2022 Nebraska football record

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Nebraska is currently ranked at 32nd nationally, according to ESPN’s FPI. That’s not the most amazing spot ever, but it’s not all that bad when compared amongst other Big Ten programs. Frost and the Huskers currently sit at 6th in the Big Ten, per the FPI rankings.

As it currently stands, ESPN’s FPI is projecting that the Huskers will win 7.8 games this year. According to those same projections, Nebraska could lose 4.5 games this season. That sort of success may not be the greatest thing ever, but it’d sure be a notable improvement over what Nebraska has accomplished over the past couple years.

Here’s how the rankings look from a Big Ten perspective:

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes
  2. Michigan Wolverines
  3. Michigan State Spartans
  4. Penn State Nittany Lions
  5. Wisconsin Badgers
  6. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  7. Iowa Hawkeyes
  8. Maryland Terrapins
  9. Minnesota Golden Gophers
  10. Purdue Boilermakers
  11. Indiana Hoosiers
  12. Illinois Fighting Illini
  13. Northwestern Wildcats
  14. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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

To read more about ESPN’s FPI projections for the 2022 Nebraska football season, click the link below:

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