This week’s game is a big one.
ESPN’s College Game Day is coming to Lincoln and the Huskers are set to face Ohio State in Prime Time on ABC.
The Huskers are coming off of a 42-38 win over Illinois. That marked win number 900 for Nebraska. They were able to rack of 673 yards of total offense, with 346 yards rushing and 327 yards passing.
True freshman Wan’Dale Robinson emerged as a star accounting for 168 yards of total offense. He was named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the week for his effort. Adrian Martinez also recorded 118 yards rushing, as well as 327 yards passing.
The Huskers struggled with penalties and turnovers. This is something they’ll have to clean up when facing the #5 Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes are coming off of a huge 76-5 win over Miami (Ohio). OSU’s quarterback Justin Fields has accounted for thirteen passing and six rushing touchdowns so far this year. Fields paired with tailback J.K. Dobbins, ( 483 yards rushing this season), are the top offensive weapons for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State also brings a defense that is ranked 2nd in the nation for total defense.
For more on the Fighting Illini, check out Husker Mike’s Ohio State Review
Date/Time: September 28, 2019 6:30pm CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE, Capacity 85,458.
Surface: Field turf
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Series Record: Ohio State leads the series 6-1. With that one loss coming in Lincoln in 2011. The teams are 1-1 at Memorial Stadium. In the last match up, last year Ohio State won 36-31.
TV: ESPN’s Game Day will be in Lincoln. You can catch all things Game Day on ESPN from 8:00-11:00 AM.
The game will be televised on ABC. Play-by-Play announcer will be Chris Fowler, analyst, Kirk Herbstreit, and sidelines Maria Taylor. It can be streamed through the ESPN App with a login from your cable/satellite/streaming 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. Satellite radio options include: XM Simulcast 83; Sirius Simulcast 83
Weather: It’s forecast to be 61 degrees and cloudy at game time.
Odds: Ohio State is favored by 16-17.5.
Saturday night’s meeting between Nebraska and Ohio State will be only the second meeting of two schools that have over 900 wins. The first was last year between Michigan and Ohio St.
Nebraska had over 300 yards both passing and rushing on Saturday versus Illinois. This is only the second time in school history. The last time was in 2013 against South Dakota State.
Running back Dedrick Mills on Wan’Dale Robinson
“He brightened the game up for us, you feel me? I look at him as the sun right now.”
Head Coach Scott Frost on Adrian Martinez
“Good players still go make something happen, but you have to be decisive and playing fast to make that happen. I thought he was a lot more decisive with his reads and took off when he needed to.”
On Game Day coming to town
“Our guys need to learn how to operate and flourish in that environment.”
Cam Taylor-Britt on Wan’Dale Robinson
“I’m so happy I recruited him. We finally let him off his leash and let him play his ball and that’s what we were expecting.”
Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander on Ohio State’s Quarterback Justin Fields
“The one thing it changes is your calls and how you operate in the calls. You have to always account for the quarterback in the run game. You’re almost playing option football a lot when that quarterback is a viable option. That just makes you want to work harder to be able to compete and outwork them.”