Nebraska returns to Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon when the Huskers take on Northwestern in a Big Ten West Division matchup. The Huskers and Wildcats are tied for second place in the Big Ten West Division with 3-2 conference records. Both teams are coming into Saturday's game after thrilling victories last weekend.
The Huskers improved to 4-4 overall with a 25-24 come-from-behind win at Purdue. Nebraska tied its largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history, rallying from a 12-point deficit to win on a touchdown with 14 seconds remaining.
Northwestern will come to Lincoln with a three-game win streak following a 39-31 triple-overtime win over No. 16 Michigan State on Saturday in Evanston. It marked the second straight overtime victory for Northwestern, following a 17-10 win over Iowa a week earlier.
Nebraska and Northwestern have a history of close games in Lincoln since the Huskers joined the Big Ten. Northwestern won in Lincoln in 2015, 30-28, and the Wildcats have won two of three meetings at Memorial Stadium since 2011. Overall, the road team has won five of six games in the series since Nebraska joined the conference.
Date/Time: November 4, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE Capacity: 85,458
Surface: Field Turf
Opposition Blog: Check out Inside NU for everything Wildcat.
Series Record: Nebraska holds a 7-3 edge in the all time series.
TV: The game will be televised on BTN with Kevin Kugler, Play-by-Play Matt Millen, Analyst, and Lisa Byington, Sidelines. The game can be streamed on BTN2Go with a login from your TV service provider.
Radio: Huskers sports radio network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at huskers.com The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, and Ben McLaughlin. It will also be simulcast on Sirius: 81 and XM: 81.
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 an in-app purchase. I often use the TuneIn app for game audio.
Weather: At kickoff, the temperature will be 54 degrees and mostly cloudy with southerly winds at 8 mph.
Odds: Northwestern is favored by 1.5 points.
Nebraska and Northwestern have a history of close games at Memorial Stadium. The three games between the schools as Big Ten foes in Lincoln have been decided by a total of eight points, including margins of 3, 3 and 2 points.
Nebraska junior receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. recorded his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season on Saturday at Purdue. Morgan's four 100-yard games ties the Nebraska season record. He is also on pace to break the Husker single-season receiving yardage record.
Nebraska junior quarterback Tanner Lee passed for 192 of his 431 yards in the fourth quarter of Nebraska's win at Purdue. Lee had two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and completed passes to seven different receivers in the quarter.