It’s finally here! The first Husker game day of 2020.
Nebraska is coming into the 2020 season with it’s three leading rushers returning, Dedrick Mills, Adrian Martinez, and Wan’Dale Robinson. They are also returning all of their offensive line and their tight ends. One of the big questions coming in will be the wide receivers and the defensive line.
They will face an Ohio State team that are three-time Big Ten defending champions. They also made an appearance in the College Football Playoffs and were ranked #3 at the end of the season. Currently the Buckeyes are ranked #5.
Justin Fields, Heisman trophy finalist, returns at quarterback for the Buckeyes. Fields ranked third nationally in passing touchdowns and passing efficiency last season. Ohio State was also dominant on defense last season, however they are only returning three of their top 10 tacklers from last season.
For more on the Buckeyes, check out Husker Mike’s Ohio State Preview
Date/Time: October 24, 2020. 11 AM CDT
Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Opposition Blog: Check out Land-Grant Holy Land
Series Record: Ohio State leads the series 7-1.
TV: The game will be televised on Fox. Gus Johnson will do the play-by-play, with Joel Klatt as the analysit and Jenny Taft on the sidelines. It can also be streamed on the Fox Sports Go App with your cable or dish log in.
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 382.
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Weather: Morning showers with a high of 54.
Odds: Ohio State is favored by 26.
Nebraska has not played a football game in 330 days. This is the second longest stretch without a game. The longest being the 331 days between the 1892 and 1893 season.
Nebraska returns all five starting offensive linemen from 2019. This year is believed to be the first time NU has returned its entire starting offensive line since two-platoon systems were first allowed under NCAA rules in 1964.
Both Nebraska and Ohio State have more than 900 wins in program history. This match up will mark the 8th time two 900 win programs have met.
Head Coach Scott Frost on selecting Adrian Martinez as the starting quarterback
“Adrian is going to be our quarterback. I feel like I’ve got two guys playing at a really high level. I’ve seen a lot of improvement out of Adrian this year. I’ve seen a lot of improvement out of Luke. Both those guys are capable of moving our offense and doing a great job.”
Tight ends coach Sean Beckton on Travis Vokolek
“We’re expecting him to come in and be a dominant force in the pass game and a dominant force in the running game,”
Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander on Nick Henrich
“I think, first off, he’s a smart kid that can take coaching, and just overall he’s a football player. No matter where you put him, no matter what position you’re going to put him in, he’s a football player. He understands spacing, he understands leverage, he understands assignment and he’s a tough kid.