The Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the Illinois Fighting Illini to open Big Ten Conference play on Saturday at 11:00 am central time on ESNPU.
Both teams enter the game with identical 3-1 records. Both teams lost to Pac-12 teams. Nebraska lost to #12 UCLA 41-21, while Illinois lost to #15 Washington 34-24.
Both teams feature high-powered offenses but very weak defenses. Nebraska's offense is 14th nationally at 43.3 points per game, while Illinois is 25th at 40.3 points per game.
Illinois total defense is ranked 93rd nationally, giving up 432.3 yards per game while Nebraska is 109th, giving up 464 yards per game.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 5th, 11:00 a.m. CT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NebraskaCapacity: 87,000
Capacity: 87,000+ (330th Consecutive Sellout)
Series Record: Nebraska leads 7-2-1
Special Events: Homecoming
Announcers: Tom Hart, John Congemi
Radio: Huskers sports radio network
Weather: Partly cloudy, High of 54 degrees, and winds up to 25 mph
Odds: Nebraska by 10.5