Nebraska is coming off a solid opening to the 2016 season following a 43- 10 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night in Lincoln. Nebraska led by just four points at halftime, but broke the game open with 29 unanswered points in the second half. The Huskers showed a powerful rushing attack in the opening-game victory, racking up 292 yards on the ground, and averaging nearly six yards per carry. Nebraska also played turnover-free football in the game, did not allow a sack, and limited the Bulldogs to just 31 rushing yards.
Wyoming opened with a 40-34 triple overtime victory over Northern Illinois in Laramie, in a game that lasted well into Sunday morning. The Cowboys featured a balanced offensive attack in the win, rushing for 243 yards, while passing for 245 yards.
Wyoming is coached by Craig Bohl who is in his third season at the helm of the program. Bohl played at Nebraska in the late 1970s and was a Husker assistant coach from 1995 to 2002.
The matchup with Wyoming completes a three-game series between the two schools. The Huskers won at Laramie in 2011 and defeated the Cowboys in Lincoln in 2013.
Date/Time: September 10, 2016 11:00 a.m. CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE Capacity: 86,047
Surface: Field Turf
Series Record: Nebraska holds a 7-0 all-time edge against Wyoming on the gridiron.
TV: The game will be on ESPN2 with Anish Shroff, Play-by-Play, Kelly Stouffer, Analyst, and Paul Carcaterra, on the sidelines. It can be streamed on WatchESPN or the ESPN app. Playstation Vue includes ESPN in all of its tiers as does Sling’s Orange package (but not the Blue).
Radio: Huskers sports radio network. If you do not live in an area served by one of the radio affiliates, the audio can be streamed live at huskers.com The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, and Brenden Stai.
More streaming options: The official Huskers app is available on iTunes. The app is free but accessing live audio costs $4.99 (per season). The app is available for Android users for free but the live content requires a payment (I could not see the amount but assume it is similar to the other). I often use the TuneIn app for game audio.
Weather: At kickoff it is expected to be 67 degrees and sunny. It will be a little breeze with northwest winds at 12 mph.
Odds: The Huskers are favored by 24.5 points.
Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. needs two touchdown passes in Saturday's game to tie a school career record in that category. Armstrong has 54 career TD passes, two behind Taylor Martinez's career total of 56 TD passes.
Riley would like to see the Huskers improve on their performance in 11 a.m. game-day kickoffs.
"We are going to try something new before our walk through in the morning. Just kind of a dynamic movement. We talked to some people, researched it, trying it come up with some better ways to sleep and with that, something to get you going in the morning."
Riley also echoed his comments from earlier in the week about the respect Nebraska has for Wyoming.
"We’ve got a lot of respect for their coaching staff and what they’ve done in the past. We understand the building of their program that they’re doing there. They had a good win against a good opponent last week." Riley mentioned. "They play very hard and they’re well coached on defense, well coached on offense. Have a good running back. Quarterback is a strong-armed guy"