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Huskers to Play Ole Miss in MainStay Independence Bowl

By NU Athletic Communications
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Shreveport, La. The MainStay Independence Bowl today named Ole Miss as its Southeastern Conference selection and the University of Nebraska of the Big 12 to play for the 27th Independence Bowl championship trophy on December 27. This marks the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Nebraska leads all Division I-A teams with consecutive bowl appearances, this being the Huskers 34th straight post-season game. The Huskers will be making their first appearance in the Independence Bowl. They bring a 7-6 overall record into the game, having played a grueling 13-game schedule.

"We appreciate the fact that we're headed to Shreveport," said Nebraska Head Coach Frank Solich. "We're anxious to be a part of it. All the feedback we

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