Clemson Football: Ten schools the Tigers should add to the schedule

Sep 28, 2019; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators mascot, Albert, cheers with fans during the second half against the Towson Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2019; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators mascot, Albert, cheers with fans during the second half against the Towson Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska is a program that catches a lot of grief because they haven’t been able to maintain the high level of achievement they found up until the early 2000s.

The most unfortunate part of that lack of success is that the Cornhusker faithful are considered one of the best fanbases in all of college football.

Memorial Stadium, also known as ‘The Sea Of Red’ was built in 1923. Nebraska fans have sold out 389 straight home games, a streak that started back in 1962. Think about that: 41 years of consecutive sellouts.

While not an easy trip for Clemson fans, the experience of playing in Lincoln wouldn’t be the only appeal to playing Nebraska. Their fans are also well-known for traveling and have a good reputation on the road.

Nebraska holds the distinction of being Clemson’s opponent in the 1982 Orange Bowl when Clemson won their first national championship (for the 1981 season). Despite the Cornhuskers being favored by 3.5-2.5 points, the Tigers won 22-15 against Tom Osborne’s squad.

Nebraska did even the all-time series with Clemson in the 2009 Gator Bowl, Dabo Swinney’s first bowl game in charge of the Tigers. The Cornhuskers won 26-21 on New Year’s Day.