The year was 1978. Saturday Night Live was still funny, the Rolling Stones didn’t seem old, Iraq didn’t seem so bad and Missouri beat Nebraska in football. 25 years later, all four of those statements seem hard to believe, especially for Missouri football fans. No matter how good a team is, you expect to beat them at least once every two decades, right? Not so, for Ol’ Mizzou. Over the last 24 matches with the ‘Huskers, the Tigers have played up, played down, come close, gotten blown out and have had their hearts ripped out of their chests. From kicked balls on two-point conversions to a Heisman Trophy winner slithering out of the end zone for a 100-yard run, Missouri has seen it all. And all they’ve seen are losses. On Saturday, Mizzou will try to snap a 24-game losing streak to NU at Faurot Field. Even more interesting is that Missouri hasn’t beaten the Cornhuskers in Columbia since 1973. Nebraska comes into the game with the nations top defense in the nation allowing just 218 yards per game. They’re second in the nation in defensive scoring, yielding a paltry 7.7 points per contest which has led them to a 5-0 start. Nebraska has treated Faurot Field like its own home, outscoring Mizzou 163-58 in the last four games in Columbia. The Tigers enter the game with a 4-1 record and outside the Top 25 of both major polls, while the Cornhuskers are 7th in the coaches’ poll and 10th in the AP.
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