Nebraska takes a one-week break from Big Ten action on Saturday, as the Huskers play host to Bethune-Cookman. The matchup was added to the Huskers’ 2018 schedule in mid-September, and replaced the original season opener with Akron that was canceled because of severe thunderstorms in Lincoln and the surrounding area.
Nebraska enters the game at 1-6 overall, following a 53-28 victory over Minnesota on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Husker offense continued to roll in the victory, helping Nebraska to a 28-0 lead in the second quarter. Nebraska rolled up 659 yards of total offense and 383 rushing yards, both season highs and the most productive offensive output for Nebraska since 2014.
Bethune-Cookman will head to Lincoln with a 4-4 record, and is coming off a 35-10 loss to North Carolina A&T on Saturday. The Wildcats opened the season with a 1-3 record, but have since won three of four games. BCU features a productive offensive attack, averaging better than 32 points per game, and has scored at least 28 points in six of its past seven games.
Ticket and Parking Information
Nebraska season ticket holders received new ticket for Saturday’s game with Bethune-Cookman. The original ticket from the Akron game will not be valid for admission.
Husker fans who purchase season parking permits through Nebraska Athletics should also have received a new parking permit for the Bethune-Cookman game. For ticket holders who purchase parking from the athletic department for the downtown garages, the Bethune-Cookman game was added to their keycard. Parking permits for the Akron game are not valid for any lots or garages.
Individuals who purchased single-game tickets for the Akron game through Nebraska Athletics also received new tickets for the Bethune-Cookman game. Fans who can’t attend Saturday’s game can forward the e-mailed or paper tickets to friends or family or sell via Nebraska’s partner StubHub. A full FAQ is posted on Huskers.com at http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211772657
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Date/Time: October 27, 2018 at 11:00 am CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE Capacity: 85,458
Surface: Field Turf
Series Record: This is the first time these teams have met.
TV: The game will be televised on BTN with Play-by-Play by Lisa Byington, analyst Glen Mason, and Damon Benning on the sidelines. The game can be streamed on BTN2Go with a login from your cable, satellite, or streaming provider.
Radio: Look for your local radio station on the 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 MacLaughlin.
Weather: At kickoff it will be sunny and 57 degrees. The wind will from the WNW at 6 mph.
Odds: Sorry, you can’t bet on the Huskers this week as there are no betting lines.
-Nebraska has gained at least 475 yards in each of the past four games, including a season-high 659 yards against Minnesota. This marks the first time Nebraska has topped 475 total yards in four straight games since the final three games of the 2007 season and the 2008 opener.
-Nebraska freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez has accounted for 400 yards of total offense three times this season, including 401 yards against Minnesota. His three 400-yard total offense games ties Nebraska’s career school record, also held by Joe Ganz.
-Nebraska will take on an FCS opponent this week for the first time since 2014. The Huskers are 11-0 all-time against opponents from the FCS ranks, and this is their first-ever game against a MEAC opponent.
Coach Frost on his adjusted practice schedule this week.
“I told the team at the beginning of the week, in order to try and get them recovered a little bit, we’re going to adjust (the practice schedule), I told them because of that, they needed to make sure they had a great Wednesday especially, that was our one full day. Great Thursday, far and away our best one we’ve had on a Thursday today, so I think they’ve responded well. We got them recovered a little bit physically. They know the game plan, and I think they’re ready.”
Frost on what made Thursday such a great practice.
”It’s attention to detail. We basically have four periods, we kind of jog through everything we’re going to run in a game against what looks we’ll get. Early on in the year we wouldn’t even get through all the plays we had scripted for it. Today, we were getting done with about three minutes left in each period. So that’s a function of doing things right, attention to detail and not having to repeat things to make sure we got it right.”
Frost on his message to the team is about playing a FCS team.
”Every week we want to approach it like we’re playing a nameless, faceless opponent. Doesn’t matter who we’re playing, our standard stays the same. If we’re better than we were last week then we’re moving in the right direction. It doesn’t matter whether we’re playing Ohio State or Bethune-Cookman, we need to be at our best, and we need to play better than we did last week. The guys have approached practice that way this week, and we’ll make sure their mentality is right to do that on Saturday.”
Frost ended the media session commenting on what he has seen on film in his preparations for the Wildcats.
”They’ve been putting up a lot of points on offense so I think our defense has a challenge. Defensively, their guys play hard. They kind of mix things up in the back end so it’s a little bit tricky, so we have to make sure that we’re seeing things the right way and executing and playing as hard and as well as we did on offense last week.”