University of Nebraska – Cornhusker Tailgates

University of Nebraska – Cornhusker Tailgates

University of Nebraska failed to play in a bowl game for the second season in a row. However, they might have been the most feared 4–8 team in the country at the end of the season, since they narrowly lost to Ohio State and defeated Michigan State.

As head coach Scott Frost enters his second season, expectations and hopes are once again high for the Cornhuskers. Sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez’s name is included in way-too-early discussion for the 2019 Heisman Trophy.

While the program has slipped from greatness to mediocrity in recent years, the tailgating scene thrives in Lincoln amid a super friendly atmosphere, even to visiting fans.

On game days, the campus and tailgate parking lots form a sea of red. Memorial Stadium’s current capacity is 85,458 but attendance numbers regularly top 90,000. In fact, the Cornhuskers have sold out each home game since November 3, 1962, when they lost homecoming to Missouri. The sell-out streak is now at 368 games, the NCAA’s longest.

With no professional teams in the state, Nebraska football is truly an experience to remember. Before the game, make your way to Kimball Recital Hall, where the marching band’s performance revs up the crowd. And accessorize with a “Cornhead”—a large, plastic ear of corn strapped to your head. When someone yells “Husker,” be sure to answer as loudly as possible, “Power!”