2014 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

2014 Nebraska Cornhuskers football

Holiday Bowl vs. USC, L 42–45

Conference
Big Ten Conference

Division
West Division

2014 record
9–4 (5–3 Big Ten)

Head coach
Bo Pelini (Regular Season; 7th Year)
Barney Cotton (Bowl Game)

Offensive coordinator
Tim Beck (4th year)

Offensive scheme
Spread

Defensive coordinator
John Papuchis (3rd year)

Base defense
4–3 defense

Home stadium
Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 87,091)

Seasons

← 2013
2015 →

2014 Big Ten football standings

v
t
e

Conf
 
 
Overall

Team
 
W
 
L
 
 
 
 
W
 
L
 

East Division

#1 Ohio State x$#^
 
8

0
 
 
 
 
14

1
 

#5T Michigan State
 
7

1
 
 
 
 
11

2
 

Maryland
 
4

4
 
 
 
 
7

6
 

Rutgers
 
3

5
 
 
 
 
8

5
 

Michigan
 
3

5
 
 
 
 
5

7
 

Penn State
 
2

6
 
 
 
 
7

6
 

Indiana
 
1

7
 
 
 
 
4

8
 

West Division

#13 Wisconsin x
 
7

1
 
 
 
 
11

3
 

Minnesota
 
5

3
 
 
 
 
8

5
 

Nebraska
 
5

3
 
 
 
 
9

4
 

Iowa
 
4

4
 
 
 
 
7

6
 

Illinois
 
3

5
 
 
 
 
6

7
 

Northwestern
 
3

5
 
 
 
 
5

7
 

Purdue
 
1

7
 
 
 
 
3

9
 

Championship: Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 0

# – College Football Playoff champion
^ – College Football Playoff participant
$ – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions

As of January 13, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Bo Pelini and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. They were members of the West Division of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. Following losses to both Wisconsin and Minnesota and a come from behind win in overtime at Iowa, Pelini was relieved of his coaching duties follow