College football expert Phil Steele says Nebraska’s 2020 schedule is the toughest in the Big Ten and fifth-hardest nationally.
In his story on espn.com, Steele lists Purdue as having the second-hardest slate in the conference and number 9 in the country.
In 2020, the Huskers are scheduled to play eight teams that went to bowl games last season. Six of NU’s opponents earned a Top 25 final ranking.
The Big Ten team with the easiest schedule in Steele’s rankings is Illinois, with the Illini’s slate tied for 72nd-hardest in the nation.