Since the Huskers aren't playing in a bowl game this season, we thought we'd offer a pictorial look at Nebraska's 53 bowl appearances, including 35 straight from 1969-2003. (Journal Star archive photos)
1940 season: Rose Bowl
Stanford 21, Nebraska 13 — It was Nebraska's first bowl appearance.
1954 season: Orange Bowl
Duke 34, Nebraska 7 — Head coach Bill Glassford gives advice to his starting backfield.
1962 season: Gotham Bowl
Nebraska 36, Miami 34 — NU's Willie Ross (21) sweeps around right end with the aid of Bill Thornton's (30) block.
1963 season: Orange Bowl
Nebraska 13, Auburn 7 — NU's Dave Theisen (23) kicks a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter, giving Nebraska a 13-0 lead. It was the longest field goal in Orange Bowl history.
1964 season: Cotton Bowl
Arkansas 10, Nebraska 7 — Harry Wilson (31) scores Nebraska's only touchdown, going between teammates Bob Hohn (18) and Kent McCloughan (32).
1965 season: Orange Bowl
Alabama 39, Nebraska 28 — Coach Bob Devaney and his assistants watch the action.
1966 season: Sugar Bowl
Alabama 34, Nebraska 7 — Nebraska quarterback Bob Churchich is sacked by an Alabama player.
1969 season: Sun Bowl
Nebraska 45, Georgia 6 — NU's Paul Rogers kicks a 50-yard field goal, one of his Sun Bowl-record four field goals.
1970 season: Orange Bowl
Nebraska 17, Louisiana State 12 — Jerry Tagge stretches the ball over the goal line to give the Huskers the lead for good with about nine minutes to play.
1971 season: Orange Bowl
Nebraska 38, Alabama 6 — NU's Johnny Rodgers (20) pulls away from two Alabama players on his 77-yard punt return for a touchdown.
1972 season: Orange Bowl
Nebraska 40, Notre Dame 6 — Bob Devaney is carried off the Orange Bowl field by Randy Borg (19), Jerry List (85), Mike Beran (62) and John Kinsel (27) after the game. It was Devaney's last game as Husker coach.
1973 season: Cotton Bowl
Nebraska 19, Texas 3: Tony Davis goes over the top on a 3-yard touchdown run as the Huskers give Tom Osborne a victory in his first bowl game as head coach.
1974 season: Sugar Bowl
Nebraska 13, Florida 10 — Nebraska kicker Mike Coyle (42) and holder Terry Luck jump for joy after Coyle kicked the winning field goal against Florida with less than two minutes to play.
1975 season: Fiesta Bowl
Arizona State 17, Nebraska 14: Fullback Monte Anthony celebrates the first of his two rushing touchdowns.
1976 season: Astro Bluebonnet Bowl
Nebraska 27, Texas Tech 24 — Tom Osborne talks with quarterback Vince Ferragamo.
1977 season: Liberty Bowl
Nebraska 21, North Carolina 17 — The Huskers carry coach Tom Osborne off the field after they rallied with 14 straight points in the fourth quarter.
1978 season: Orange Bowl
Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 24 — Tom Osborne exhorts his defense during the rematch against Oklahoma.
1979 season: Cotton Bowl
Houston 17, Nebraska 14 — Tight end Junior Miller (89) catches a 14-yard pass from Jeff Quinn.
1980 season: Sun Bowl
Nebraska 31, Mississippi State 17 — Receiver Todd Brown (28) tosses the ball back to Jarvis Redwine on a flea-flicker. This play didn't work, but Tom Osborne didn't have qualms about using trick plays in bowl games.
1981 season: Orange Bowl
Clemson 22, Nebraska 15 — Tom Osborne walks off the field after the Huskers lost a chance for his first national championship.
1982 season: Orange Bowl
Nebraska 21, LSU 20 — Wingback Irving Fryar jumps over an LSU player.
1983 season: Orange Bowl
Miami 31, Nebraska 30 — Nebraska offensive lineman Dean Steinkuhler scores on the "fumblerooski."
1984 season: Sugar Bowl
Nebraska 28, LSU 10 — Quarterback Craig Sundberg gets a pat on the head from teammate Scott Kimball after scoring in the third quarter.
1985 season: Fiesta Bowl
Michigan 27, Nebraska 23 — Wingback Von Sheppard takes a handoff from quarterback Steve Taylor.
1986 season: Sugar Bowl
Nebraska 30, LSU 15 — Tight end Tom Banderas gets away from LSU's Mike Murla on a third-down completion in the fourth quarter.
1987 season: Fiesta Bowl
Florida State 31, Nebraska 28 — NU's Neil Smith (98) goes high trying to knock down a pass as teammate Broderick Thomas (right) attempts to get to the Florida State quarterback.
1988 season: Orange Bowl
Miami 23, Nebraska 3 — Husker offensive linemen sit glumly on the sideline as the clock winds down in the Huskers' loss.
1989 season: Fiesta Bowl
Florida State 41, Nebraska 17 — Nebraska QB Gerry Gdowski is sacked by the Seminoles' Howard Dinkins.
1990 season: Citrus Bowl
Georgia Tech 45, Nebraska 21 — NU's Kenny Walker (57) sets his sights on a Georgia Tech ball carrier.
1991 season: Orange Bowl
Miami 22, Nebraska 0 — Lance Lewis (from left), Nate Turner and Calvin Jones sit dejectedly on the bench as the Huskers are shut out by the Hurricanes.
1992 season: Orange Bowl
Florida State 27, Nebraska 14 — Husker linebacker Trev Alberts pulls down Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward as teammate Mike Anderson (48) moves in.
1993 season: Orange Bowl
Florida State 18, Nebraska 16 — NU's Byron Bennett (13) attempts a 45-yard field goal on the game's final play. The kick was wide-left, preventing the Huskers from winning the national championship.
1994 season: Orange Bowl
Nebraska 24, Miami 17 — Jubilant Huskers carry Tom Osborne off the field after giving him his first national championship.
1995 season: Fiesta Bowl
Nebraska 62, Florida 24: Husker QB Tommie Frazier is all alone at the end of his 75-yard touchdown run, where he broke numerous tackles.
1996 season: Orange Bowl
Nebraska 41, Virginia Tech 21 — NU's Damon Benning celebrates his 6-yard touchdown run.
1997 season: Orange Bowl
Nebraska 42, Tennessee 17 — Nebraska's Scott Frost waits for Bobby Newcombe (12) to make his break on a pass route.
1998 season: Holiday Bowl
Arizona 23, Nebraska 20 — Nebraska linebacker Julius Jackson (5) drops Arizona QB Keith Smith for a 5-yard loss in the first quarter.
1999 season: Fiesta Bowl
Nebraska 31, Tennessee 21 — Nebraska wingback Bobby Newcombe runs away from a Tennessee defender on a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter.
2000 season: Alamo Bowl
Nebraska 66, Northwestern 17 — Matt Davison celebrates after scoring on a 69-yard pass from fellow receiver Bobby Newcombe on a trick play.
2001 season: Rose Bowl
Miami 37, Nebraska 14 — Nebraska fans took over the Rose Bowl for the national championship game.
2002 season: Independence Bowl
Mississippi 27, Nebraska 23 — Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning is sacked by Nebraska defenders Ira Cooper (11) and Trevor Johnson.
2003 season: Alamo Bowl
Nebraska 17, Michigan State 3 — The Spartans' Kyle Brown tries to evade Nebraska's Barrett Ruud.
2005 season: Alamo Bowl
Nebraska 32, Michigan 28 — Nebraska players, including Jordan Congdon (29) and Jake Wesch (98), start celebrating as Michigan attempts numerous laterals on the game's final play.
2006 season: Cotton Bowl
Auburn 17, Nebraska 14 — Fullback Dane Todd (41) helps the Husker offensive line open a hole for running back Marlon Lucky (20) in the first quarter.
2008 season: Gator Bowl
Nebraska 26, Clemson 21 — Nebraska receiver Todd Peterson goes up to catch a first-quarter pass in front of Clemson's Marcus Gilchrist.
2009 season: Holiday Bowl
Nebraska 33, Arizona 0 — Nebraska's Pierre Allen (left) and Ndamukong Suh sack Arizona's Nick Foles.
2010 season: Holiday Bowl
Washington 19, Nebraska 7 — Husker tight end Mike McNeill drags Washington's Desmond Trufant after a first-quarter catch.
2011 season: Capital One Bowl
South Carolina 30, Nebraska 13 — NU running back Rex Burkhead (22) gets a block from Spencer Long.
2012 season: Capital One Bowl
Georgia 45, Nebraska 31 — Nebraska’s Chase Rome pressures Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray.
2013 season: Gator Bowl
Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 — Nebraska safety Corey Cooper runs off the field after the Blackshirts held Georgia a second time on fourth down during the final moments of the game.
2014 season: Holiday Bowl
Southern Cal 45, Nebraska 42 — Husker running back Ameer Abdullah evades USC's Hayes Pullard (10) and Gerald Bowman.
2015 season: Foster Farms Bowl
Nebraska 37, UCLA 29 — Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong breaks through the UCLA defense.
2016 season: Music City Bowl
Tennessee 38, Nebraska 24 — Nebraska wide receiver Brandon Reilly beats Tennessee's Emmanuel Moseley and pulls down a touchdown reception.