1986 Nebraska football season

10-2 • Final AP ranking: No. 5

Tom Osborne, head coach

Date NU rank Opponent Site Outcome Score  
Sept. 6, 1986 #8 #11 Florida State Home Win 34-17 Details
Sept. 20, 1986 #6 Illinois Away Win 59-14 Details
Sept. 27, 1986 #4 Oregon Home Win 48-14 Details
Oct. 4, 1986 #3 South Carolina Away Win 27-24 Details
Oct. 11, 1986 #3 Oklahoma State Home Win 30-10 Details
Oct. 18, 1986 #3 Missouri Home Win 48-17 Details
Oct. 25, 1986 #3 Colorado Away Loss 20-10 Details
Nov. 1, 1986 #9 Kansas State Home Win 38-0 Details
Nov. 8, 1986 #7 Iowa State Away Win 35-14 Details
Nov. 15, 1986 #6 Kansas Away Win 70-0 Details
Nov. 22, 1986 #5 #3 Oklahoma Home Loss 20-17 Details
Jan. 1, 1987 #6 #5 LSU Neutral-away Win 30-15 Details

1986 Nebraska weekly ranking – AP Top 25


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