Nebraska returns to Lincoln on Saturday for a matchup with Southern Miss at Memorial Stadium. The game will mark Homecoming 2015. Nebraska enters the game coming off another heartbreaking loss. For the second time in three games to open 2015, the Huskers lost on the game's final play, dropping a 36-33 overtime decision at Miami on Saturday. Nebraska had rallied for a 23-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime before the Hurricanes prevailed.
The Huskers continue to get a strong play from junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. Against Miami, Armstrong threw for four second-half touchdowns to ignite the Nebraska rally. He finished the day with better than 300 yards passing for the second time in three games.
Southern Miss will head to Lincoln with a 2-1 record, following a 56-50 victory on Saturday evening at Texas State. The Golden Eagles bring a high-powered offense to Memorial Stadium, as Southern Miss is averaging 513 yards per game. USM had 613 yards of total offense at Texas State.
The matchup is the third in a three-game series between the two schools that also saw the Golden Eagles come to Lincoln in 2012 and 2013, with Nebraska prevailing in both of those contests.
For more on this matchup, check out Husker Mike's review and Brian's Q&A.
Date/Time: September 26, 2015, 11:00 a.m.. CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE. Capacity: 86,047
Surface: Field Turf
Series Record: Nebraska holds a 4-1 lead in the all-time series between these schools. The lone loss came in 2004 by a score of 21-17.
TV: Espn NEWS, Eamon McAnaney, Play-by-Play; Rocky Boiman, Analyst. 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 XM: 81
Weather: It should be a beautiful day for football. At kickoff, it will be 68 degrees, rising to 76 by the end of the game. It will be sunny with very little wind (from the east at 4-7 mph).
After some patchy fog, the sun will try to come out for the #Huskers game Saturday. Temps trying for the upper 70s! http://t.co/aTtasN1deM— Husker Weather (@HuskerWeather) September 25, 2015
Odds: Nebraska is favored by 21.5 points.
On understanding the gravity of starting the season 1-2 for the first time since 1980
"I don’t know if historically they [the players] do necessarily. I think that they do understand the gravity of losing and how close and unforgiving this game can be. These guys care, everybody cares, everybody’s hurting, but like I said that’s one side of it. It’s kind of what we can do with it. I certainly don’t ever ignore the things that have to get better, but I will because there’s a lot of football ahead of us, a lot of stuff out there for us to still go after, so you’ve got to kind of approach it in a way of 'this is how we can fix it.' There’s a lot of good things here that if we mix it in and fix it, this team is going to be all right. We’ve lost to two pretty good teams in games that we had great opportunities to win, so we can’t as a coaching staff panic on that stuff. We still have to acknowledge why. There are reasons, it’s just not an accident that we lost, there are reasons we lost, but we understand who we played and what we did against them and what we can do and that all to me can be positive as we go forward today."
Coaches discussing the upcoming game:
There’s no place like home. Catch up with the #Huskers from their week of preparation for Southern Miss. #GBR http://t.co/9hIWw3J8vp— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) September 25, 2015
Jack Hoffman visited the Husker practice. Great to see him looking so good!
Enjoying pregame @Huskers practice today. Beautiful day in Lincoln. #Go Big Red pic.twitter.com/mMvzzh5t80— Andy Hoffman (@andrewjhoffman) September 25, 2015
It’s a privilege to play with these heroes at our back. Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day is tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/rqW7N66Rii— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 25, 2015
Last - a former Husker made a big play on NFL Thursday night football
Jumping into the weekend like @PrinceAmukamara jumping routes. Let’s Go!! #GBR #Huskers pic.twitter.com/Jp5g52Uump— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) September 25, 2015
Go Big Red!