Nebraska hits the road for the first time in 2015, traveling to the Sunshine State for a matchup with the Miami Hurricanes. The matchup features two of college football's storied programs, with the schools combining for 10 national championships, including eight since 1983. Nebraska will bring a 1-1 record into the contest following a 48-9 victory over South Alabama last Saturday night in Lincoln. The Huskers played a complete game on both sides of the ball. Offensively, NU had good balance in rolling up 561 yards of total offense, while the Blackshirts limited the Jaguars to just 19 rushing yards.
Miami is 2-0 after posting a 44-20 victory at FAU on Friday night. The Hurricanes rolled up better than 500 yards of total offense in the win over the Owls, including 287 passing yards by quarterback Brad Kaaya.
The game marks Nebraska's first regular-season game in Florida since a 1951 road contest against Miami. NU has since played 22 bowl games in Florida, including 17 Orange Bowls, with two of those at Sun Life Stadium.
For more on this matchup, check out Husker Mike's review and Brian's Q&A.
Date/Time: September 19, 2015, 2:30 p.m. CDT
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL; Capacity: 67,000.
Series Record: The schools have numerous memorable meetings in the past, most recently a Nebraska win in Lincoln last fall that gave the Huskers a 6-5 advantage in the all-time series between the programs.
TV: ABC/ESPN2. Mark Jones, Play-by-Play; Rod Gilmore, Analyst; Quint Kessenich, Sidelines. With a login from your TV provider, you can stream the game on WatchESPN. See the coverage map below to figure out which channel you have to tune-in in your area.
Radio: Huskers sports radio network with Greg Sharpe, Play-by-Play, Matt Davison, Analyst, Steve Taylor 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 • XM: 81
Weather: It is expected to be right under 90 degrees at kickoff (and feel like 100 degrees). There is a 50+% chance of rain and they are predicting 65% humidity. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 12-13 mph.
Odds: Miami is favored by 3 points.
Coach Riley on Miami and what it means to the players:
I understand the great history of this (Miami) game and some of the historical ramifications of the game against Miami being played for national championships. That’s pretty good stuff, and it’s led to a nice, current day rivalry. I know our players… I did not realize how they felt except through time, hearing them talk. I think… unfortunately it won’t happen, but I think the first thing De’Mornay said to me when he got hurt is, 'I really want to play in that Miami game.' So I’ve been getting a feel for what this means to this team and program. They look like a good football team, obviously with the speed they have. The running backs are featured players. The quarterback had a big day passing last year against Nebraska. We kind of know what we’re heading into there...
The anticipation for this game is killin me like I'm playing in it excited for the guys that get to wear the N tomorrow ✊ #SALUTE— Kenny Bell (@AFRO_THUNDER80) September 18, 2015
GOING TO MIAMI THIS WEEK!!!!!!!! #BEATtheU— Bane (@NathanGerry) September 15, 2015