Nebraska is making its ninth straight appearance in a bowl game as it prepares to take on No. 21 Tennessee in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. In the past 48 years, Nebraska has only missed bowl season twice.

Game info

Nebraska (9-3) vs. Tennessee (8-4)

Dec. 30, 2016 

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Buy tickets: Music City Bowl

How to watch

Game time: 3:30 p.m. ET

TV channel: ESPN

Live stream: You can live stream the game here.

Players to watch

The Cornhuskers look to quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. to bounce back from a disastrous season finale. Armstrong completed just 13-of-35 passes for 125 yards in the 40-10 loss to Iowa to close the season.

Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs threw for 2,655 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions this season and was also the team’s leading rusher with 713 yards and nine touchdowns.

Key Stats

Nebraska has won the only two previous meetings between the schools by double-digit margins in 2000 and 1998.

The Cornhuskers are in search of their first 10-win season since 2012 and the 29th in the program’s 117-year history.

Armstrong threw for 2,180 yards, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions for Nebraska this season and was the team’s second-leading rusher with 512 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns.

Two of Nebraska’s three losses have come against ranked teams this season; the Cornhuskers are 1-2 against Top-25 teams this season.

Nebraska has never played in the Music City Bowl in the previous 18 years of its existence; Tennessee lost 30-27 to North Carolina in the 2010 Music City Bowl in its only previous trip.

The Volunteers are in search of their second straight nine-win season and a third straight bowl win.

Tennessee has won three of its last four games but did cap the season with a loss to Vanderbilt, which finished just 6-6 and 3-5 in SEC play.

Injuries

Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp -- the team’s leading receiver -- is out with a torn meniscus in his knee.

Armstrong is probable for the Cornhuskers with a hamstring injury.

Nebraska quarterback Ryker Fyfe is probable with a wrist injury.

Cornhuskers wide receiver Alonzo Moore is questionable with an undisclosed injury.

Volunteers guard Dylan Wiesman is questionable with an ankle injury.