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Huskers vs Northwestern: Game Time, TV, Odds, Streaming and More

Everything you need to know to watch Saturday's “Battle for NU” between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats.

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Nebraska returns home on Saturday and the Huskers continue their run of Big Ten West division opponents. The matchup marks Nebraska's fourth straight game against a West Division foe. Nebraska enters the matchup with Northwestern with a 3-4 record, including a 1-2 mark in the Big Ten Conference. The Huskers are coming off a 48-25 win at Minnesota on Saturday, arguably Nebraska's most complete game of the season.

Northwestern owns a 5-2 record, and stands 1-2 in the Big Ten. The Wildcats lost 40-10 to Iowa on Saturday in Evanston, marking Northwestern's second straight loss. The Wildcats' only other loss was at No. 15 Michigan, while Northwestern's victories include a season-opening win over No. 10 Stanford in Evanston, and a win at 23rd-ranked Duke.

Saturday's game will also feature a reunion of Nebraska's 1995 national championship team at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska will wear alternate Husker Bold uniforms for Saturday's game. The uniforms are centered around a bold, black colorway and feature red metallic numbers.

For more on this matchup, check out Husker Mike's review and Brian's Q&A.

Date/Time: October 24, 2015,  11:00 a.m. CDT

Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln NE, Capacity: 86,047

Surface: Field Turf

Series Record: The all-time series stands at 6-2 in favor of Nebraska. Three of the four matchups between Nebraska and Northwestern since the Huskers joined the Big Ten (2011) have been decided by three or fewer points. Both of the games in Lincoln have been decided by three points. The first meeting between these teams was in 1902 on Lincoln's Antelope Field. It resulted in a 12-0 Nebraska win, which capped off an undefeated 10-0 season. That team had only 19 players on the roster and did not allow opponents to score a single POINT the entire season (including their opening exhibition match against Lincoln High School).

TV:  ESPN2, Beth Mowins, Play-by-Play; Anthony Becht, Analyst; Paul Carcattera, Sidelines.  With a login from your TV provider, you can stream the game on WatchESPN.

Radio: Huskers sports radio network with Greg Sharpe, Play-by-Play, Matt Davison, Analyst, Steve Taylor Sideline and Lane Grindle. The audio can also be streamed through the Huskers app or searching for the HSN on TuneIn. National Simulcast on Sirius: 81

Weather: Kickoff should be sunny at 54 degrees with no chance of precipitation. Winds are expected to be from the north-northwest at 14 mph.

Odds: Nebraska is favored by 7




Coach Riley On playing a clean game against Minnesota

"I will say the results were good. It's a good lesson for everybody. Defensive change, you're going to be presented with different problems, and they will all have different strengths. Being able to do that week to week is obviously the key. The other thing is we just didn't hurt ourselves. I talk to the team all the time. Stay onside, no illegal procedure, then we can get in the right formation. Then we have a chance to be successful. At least we can run the play and not hurt ourselves. Having a clean game, not turning the ball over. Andy (Janovich) got away with one and picked it up and got a first down. That's pretty clean. You're giving yourself a chance to continue drives and make plays. That's why I loved the 99-yard drive. We even had a penalty on it. That was just our one penalty we had to overcome. The consistency of our team at that point, that was nice to see. Hopefully we can grow on that, continue with that. Play good clean football then execute the plays."

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