They're back and undefeated. In football crazy states like Nebraska or Iowa, fans' emotions sometimes mirror the performance of the team. Channel 6 News took a look at how fans viewed Saturday's victories and what it might mean for the future of their teams.
People all across the Heartland were happy college football has returned. At this stage of the season, every team is a title contender and the future is bright.
Nebraska and Iowa both won so we checked with fans in the metro about where they felt the season was headed. Drive by Laura and Todd Bean's house and you were automatically invited to join the family and watch the Husker's season opener.
"We usually have the TVs outside, not necessarily the tents, but we usually have the TVs outside and then my brother-in-law brought the big screen so we have two TVs going with the other games, too," said Laura.
The "other game" was actually Iowa, but the Beans weren't watching it because they like the Hawkeyes, they were watching it to find new ways to taunt Iowa fans.
"We're going there next week for the Iowa-Iowa State game so I have to make sure I rub it in, especially now because Northern Illinois is beating them so it will be a fun time next week," said Todd.
In the Old Market, we found Levi Gulick moments after Iowa rallied to beat Northern Illinois 18-17. The Hawkeyes didn't look good, but they managed to win and that is all that mattered to Gulick. "Yeah, we pulled it off towards the end."
Was that all that mattered? "Yeah, that is all that matters as long as they win."
How does the season look? "Hopefully good. It will be up and down probably, hopefully good."
The Beans were a bit more optimistic for the upcoming Husker season and maybe this is the year Laura ends the drought. "I haven't been to a Husker game in over 20 years."
This season, if she doesn't go, Laura feels she could really be missing out on something big.