Well, this is it. After Saturday, the Nebraska Huskers are done at home for another football season. Where does the time go? And what should you know about Saturday’s matchup as you get ready to celebrate the Nebraska seniors and take in one more game day at Memorial Stadium?
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
When: Saturday, November 19, at 11 a.m. CT
Listen: Husker Sports Network or Sirius Channel 135, XM 195
It’s senior day for Nebraska and the Huskers are preparing to face Maryland for the first time in program history. The Terrapins make the trip to Lincoln after only managing a field goal against both Ohio State and Michigan. Will Nebraska secure a similar outcome over Maryland on Senior Day? We break it down in this week’s episode of Hail Varsity’s No Huddle.
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>> The is the first time Nebraska and Maryland have ever met on the gridiron in history.
>> The last time Nebraska faced a conference foe for the first-time? That would be Oklahoma State in 1960.
>> Head coach Mike Riley has faced Maryland once before. His Oregon State team defeated the Terrapins in the 2007 Emerald Bowl.
>> The Huskers have currently won 888 total games in program history.
What They’re Saying
Head coach Mike Riley on the seniors adapting to him and turning things around after the 2015 season:
“I could go through name by name and basically tell (the seniors) I appreciate them because they allowed that to happen. It’s one of those things that takes time, but it’s really the fun part of our job, because once you’ve got everybody kind of believing, then you can overcome the hard times, you can enjoy the good times, you can grow, and there’s not a lot of wondering what it’s going to be like.”
Wide receiver Brandon Reilly on senior day:
“It is going to be pretty big. Growing up here, I remember selling pop during Husker games and I would get in trouble because I wouldn’t sell, I would just watch. Being on the opposite end there, it will be a pretty special feeling that I will probably remember for a long time.”
Center Dylan Utter on his final game at home:
“It’ll be a bittersweet feeling. We put a lot of hard work in this place and a lot of guys have played a lot of snaps here. It’s going to be special. And with old’ Foltzie not being there too, it just adds to the emotion that happens on a senior day. The most important thing is leaving this stadium with a win and going undefeated at home as a senior.”
Must Watch: This video in honor of the Huskers’ senior class.
Must Read: Honestly? Any of the recruiting coverage on Hail Varsity. Lots of good stuff this week.
Must See: The Nebraska Huskers newest football player.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.