Mike Riley may be the personality that Nebraska was looking for, but Bo Pelini had more on-field success with the Huskers than Riley had with Oregon State during his tenure in Lincoln. A look at the schools since 2008, Pelini’s first season at Nebraska.

NU W/Pelini OSU W/Riley
Win pct. .710 .523
10-win seasons 3 0
W-L vs .500+ 39-26 27-31
Bowl wins 3 2