Huskers play Michigan this week at 11 a.m. and Purdue next week at home at 2:30 p.m.
Below are news and notes about the Nebraska Cornhusker football team for Monday, Sept. 17.
The Big Ten Conference announced Monday morning that Nebraska’s Sept. 29 game at Memorial Stadium against Purdue will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT, and will be televised by BTN. The Huskers Saturday, Sept. 22, clash with Michigan will kick off at 11 a.m. CT and will be televised nationally on FS1. The game can also be heard on the IMG Husker Sports Network.
Nebraska will head to Ann Arbor looking for its first victory of 2018, following a second close home loss in a 24-19 setback against Troy. The Huskers controlled the stat sheet for a second straight win, but had three costly turnovers in dropping to 0-2. The outcome on Saturday, Sept. 15, was similar to the Nebraska loss to Colorado the week previous by a count of 33-28 when the Huskers racked up 95 yards in penalties, lost two fumbles and threw an interception.
Respect from Foes
After both of its first two games of the season, the Nebraska football program has received praise for its play and for its future under first-year Head Coach Scott Frost. Colorado Coach Mike MacIntyre said, “That is a physical football team, that is one of the most physical teams we will play all year.” Troy Coach Neal Brown said, “ I want to say this to the Nebraska fans, you’re going to be fine. Those guys over there, Scott Frost and those guys they have on defense and that staff in particular, they’re going to get it done here. They’re going to win and they’re going to win big.”
The Nebraska Cornhuskers were scheduled to open the season at home against Akron on Sept. 1, but that game was called off due to rain. Akron traveled to Northwestern on Sept. 15 and beat the homestanding Wildcats by the final of 39-34. This week’s foe, Michigan, is rated No. 19 and is coming off of a win over SMU, 45-20. The Wolverines are one of four Husker foes currently rated in the AP Top 25 poll.