Nebraska stands at 3-3 on the season and 1-2 in Big Ten Conference play after a dominant 56-7 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night. Nebraska scored its most points in 11 seasons of Big Ten Conference play, while also posting its largest margin of victory in a league game in 20 seasons. Nebraska’s offense rolled up better than 600 yards for the second time this season, becoming the first team to record 600 yards of total offense against Northwestern in 16 seasons.
Michigan comes into the game with a perfect 5-0 record and a 2-0 mark in the Big Ten following a 38-17 victory at Wisconsin on Saturday. Michigan is ranked ninth in the Associated Press Poll and eighth in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Wolverines controlled the matchup with Wisconsin from the outset, and pulled away with 28 unanswered points in the second half. Michigan held Wisconsin to just 43 rushing yards and 210 total yards, while forcing three Badger turnovers.
Coach Jim Harbaugh’s team is among the nation’s best running teams. Michigan averages 255.0 yards per game on the ground to lead the Big Ten and rank seventh nationally. Defensively, the Wolverines allow just 12.8 points per game and 285.8 total yards per game and have held each of their five opponents to 17 points or less.
Saturday night’s matchup at Memorial Stadium marks Michigan’s first visit to Lincoln since 2012.
Date/Time: October 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE Capacity: 85,458
Surface: Field Turf
Opposition Blog: Check out Maize N Brew or everything Michigan
Series Record: Michigan leads the all time series 5-4-1
TV: The game will be televised on ABC with play-by-play by Sean McDonough, analyst Todd Blackledge and Molly McGrath on the sidelines. It can be streamed on the ESPN app with a login from your TV provider.
More streaming options: The official Huskers app is available on iTunes and Google Play. The audio of Husker games is no longer available on TuneIn.
Weather: At kickoff, it is expected to be as warm as 80 degrees with winds from the southwest around 15 mph.
Odds: Michigan is favored by 3.5 points.
- Nebraska and Michigan are two of just eight schools to record more than 900 all-time
victories. Michigan ranks first in all-time victories, while the Huskers rank seventh on
college football’s all-time wins list.
- Nebraska’s defense has allowed just 17 points in three games at Memorial Stadium
in 2021, allowing just seven points each by Fordham and Northwestern and holding
Buffalo to three points. NU has out-scored the opposition 136-17 in three home games.
- Nebraska is one of only four schools in the nation averaging 250 passing yards per
game and 225 rushing yards per game. The Huskers are also one of only five teams
ranked in the top 40 nationally in both rushing and passing.