Nebraska-Michigan is a knockout of a game…

By Sam McKewon / World-Herald Bureau

LINCOLN — The clouds rolled in this week. Thick ones with gray bottoms, bringing wind that stripped trees of their leaves and turned birds toward Southern homes.

It’s been nearly one month since Nebraska’s football team played at home, and the weather perhaps best associated with its biggest, best-known conference games will surround the occasion.

And on several levels, it is an occasion.

Michigan — college football’s all-time leader in victories with 900 — comes to town for the first time in nearly 101 years to play NU, which ranks fourth in all-time wins. The helmets. The fight songs. A Legends Division lead at stake. History on a cold, prime-time stage.

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