Nebraska stays at home on Saturday to take on the Troy Trojans in a non-conference game. The Huskers enter the contest with an 0-1 mark following a 33-28 loss to Colorado last Saturday in the season opener in Lincoln. Nebraska showed promising signs on both sides of the ball, rolling up 565 yards of total offense and registering seven sacks. However, three turnovers and a late Colorado score were the difference.
Troy comes to Lincoln with a 1-1 record, following a 59-7 victory over Florida A&M on Saturday evening. The Trojans opened the year with a home setback against Boise State, but rebounded by rolling up 477 yards of offense and forcing four turnovers in the victory. Troy is coming off an outstanding season in 2017, posting an 11-2 record and capturing the Sun Belt Conference crown.
Date/Time: September 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE Capacity: 85,458
Surface: Field Turf
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Series Record: Saturday’s matchup will be the fifth all-time meeting between the schools. The Huskers defeated Troy four times in six seasons between 2001 and 2006, with each of the games at Memorial Stadium.
TV: The game will be televised on BTN with Joe Benanati doing play-by-play, analyst James Laurinaitis, and Damon Benning on the sidelines. It can be streamed on BTN2GO with a login from your satellite, cable, 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 82 degrees with wind from the south at 10 mph. It will get steadily warmer throughout the game, approaching 90 degrees by the conclusion. Pack your water expect some Husker players to deal with cramping and dehydration.
Odds: Nebraska is favored by 11-12 points depending on the source.
Jerald Foster and Luke Gifford were teammates at Lincoln Southeast High School. This marks the first time high school teammates have served as captains in the same year since Jerry Tagge and Jim Anderson in 1971. Tagge and Anderson both went to high school at Green Bay West in Wisconsin. Foster and Gifford are the first pair on in-state high school teammates to serve as captains together.
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In the opener against Colorado, 87 percent of the Huskers’ total offense output was produced by players making their Husker debut. Of the 565 total yards, 492 were produced by players in their first Nebraska game, including 236 passing yards and 256 rushing yards.