It is here at last. The second longest offseason in the history of Nebraska football is over (see trivia below). Maybe. Hopefully. You know that phrase, “Don’t count your chickens until they’re hatched”? Well, I’ll believe the game starts when it actually starts. Yes, I’m one of those.
Our beloved Huskers are a huge underdog to the Buckeyes. It doesn’t look good, given all of the new players, the youth, that Nebraska has against a heavily experienced team with great players and a massive amount of depth.
Today, we find out if this Nebraska squad wants to play football. They can say it - everyone can say shit - but actually doing it... we’re gonna see. Today is a big step in Scott Frost’s rebuilding process. Let’s see how it goes.
Nebraska vs Ohio State
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 analyst 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.
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