There are few things worse for a major program than being upset on their home turf. Unfortunately for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, their loss on Saturday was even more devastating because they literally paid for it.
According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Nebraska paid Troy University $1.15 million to face the Trojans. A game that the Cornhuskers thought would provide a spark for the Scott Frost era instead turned into a costly disaster.
Troy gets $1.15 million to play Nebraska and beats them. Last year, Troy won the highest payday game, beating LSU on their homecoming and taking home $985,000. pic.twitter.com/wznJrNQ7GE
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 15, 2018
Nebraska isn’t the only team to suffer the consequences of paying to put Troy on its schedule. The Trojans received $985,000 last season from LSU, who they knocked off in a 24-21 upset victory.
⚔ Oops, we did it AGAIN!!! ⚔
Troy 24, Nebraska 19#RTW #OneTROY pic.twitter.com/QbRQ9zjTET
— Troy Trojans Football ? (@TroyTrojansFB) September 15, 2018
It might be wise for major programs to stop scheduling head coach Neal Brown’s Trojans to come into town. LSU and Nebraska have now paid for it in every way possible, so perhaps other schools will learn from their costly losses.