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The stakes have gone up on Nebraska's home opener against Brigham Young.

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There are 86 days left until Nebraska kicks off against Brigham Young. September 5th will see Nebraska going for #30 in their home-opener win streak with a tough game against the BYU Cougars. And if that's not enough pressure for Coach Riley's inaugural season at the helm, Nebraska will also be playing for a national audience on opening weekend.

In a press release, the athletic department announced that the BYU-Nebraska game will kick off at 2:30 pm CT with an ABC telecast.

Season Opener Set for National ABC Telecast

Nebraska's Sept. 5 season-opening contest with BYU will be televised to a national audience on ABC, with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. CT at Memorial Stadium.

The Big Ten Conference and its television partners announced television plans and start times for several games during the first three weeks of the 2015 season on Friday.

The Huskers' matchup with BYU is the first-ever meeting between the schools. The Cougars are coming off an 8-5 record and a trip to the Miami Beach Bowl in 2014.

Nebraska leads the nation with 29 straight victories in season openers, most recently a 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic in 2014.

The Huskers' game with BYU is the fifth contest on the 2015 schedule with game time and TV information.

NU's Sept. 12 contest against South Alabama will be televised by BTN, with kickoff set at 7 p.m. The Huskers' road test at Miami on Sept. 19 will also be televised on ABC/ESPN2 with a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff. NU completes non-conference play with an 11 a.m. CT game against Southern Miss on Sept. 26. The Nov. 7 home game against Michigan State will be played at either 6 or 7 p.m. CT and will be televised on the ESPN family of networks.

All other kickoff times and television information will be announced six to 12 days in advance of kickoff.

No one ever said the Nebraska job was easy, right? First home game, national audience, and a tough opponent to start it all off? Welcome to Nebraska, Coach Riley!

(Here's a link to Husker Mike's preview, where most of you are pessimistic about our chances.)

Opening Opponents (And Outcomes) for Previous Nebraska Head Coaches:

Bill Jennings

1957 Washington State, Lost 12-34

Bob Devaney

1962 South Dakota, Won 53-0

Tom Osborne

1973 #10 UCLA, Won 40-13

Frank Solich

1998 Louisiana Tech, Won 56-27

Bill Callahan

2004 Western Illinois, Won 56-17

Bo Pelini

2008 Western Michigan, Won 47-24

Mike Riley (Current)

2015 BYU, Not Yet Played