After losing to Wisconsin in overtime, the Nebraska Huskers chose to take their emotions and channel them toward this week’s matchup against Ohio State. The team has consistently said it’s not sad about what happened in Madison, Wisconsin, but that it’s mad and ready for a chance to upset the Buckeyes. It’s going to be a big game under the lights in Columbus, Ohio, and one sure football fans won’t want to miss.
We have your TV information, fun facts and plenty more to get you ready for game day in this week’s cheat sheet.
Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
When: Saturday, November 5, at 7 p.m. CT
Watch: ABC (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder)
Listen: Husker Sports Network or Sirius Channel 84, XM 84
What do we now know about the 7-1 Nebraska Huskers? And what do we know about the Ohio State Buckeyes? We’re breaking it all down in this week’s episode of Hail Varsity’s No Huddle.
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>> Nebraska and Ohio State have a combined 11 national championships and 81 conference championships.
>> The two programs last met in 2012, but will play each other for the next four years through 2019.
>> The Huskers’ lone win in the series between the two programs came in 2011. Nebraska rallied from a 27-6 deficit to win 34-27. That is still the largest comeback in school history.
What They’re Saying
Head coach Mike Riley on if Ohio State is the USC of the Big Ten:
“It reminds me of that as I was asked the question earlier and thought back to those times as you see the ebb and flow and the cycle of life over a long period of time in the league and what happens. At that time, early on in the 2000’s when Pete Carroll did come on the scene and kind of rejuvenated it, it’s like Ohio State. They’ve got all of the tools there and all of the history, and so they’re just kind of kick starting it once again. But when that happened, they became that team so it was always exciting to get a chance to play them, but you knew it was going to be tough. But, I do think everyone in the league got better, and I do see that happening in our league right now. I think that there’s those teams, they’re a good football team. They’ve kind of risen up.”
Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp on the mindset going into the Ohio State game:
“The mood is good. It was a tough loss. We had them at some points. We felt like we should have come out of that game with a win. Obviously it didn’t go that way. We are excited for this week – huge opportunity for us. We control our own destiny. Guys are still pumped up, they’re jacked to go to Columbus to play a great team at Ohio State. Could be a huge statement game for us so we’ve just got to continue to keep preparing and just keep getting better.”
Defensive tackle Carlos Davis on if he knew Ezekiel Elliott:
“I knew of Ezekiel because of track, but I didn’t know he played football as well. That kind of came second for me, but I knew him because of track. That is how I first heard of him.”
On if he followed him at all while he was at Ohio State:
“I started hearing about him and then I was like, ‘This dude plays football? Wow.’ Now he is in the NFL so it is crazy.”
Wide receiver/punt returner De’Mornay Pierson-El on waiting for his big punt return to happen:
“It’s a long time coming, but I know it’s coming. Everyone just gels together and gets one big push. Everybody just finishes and everything. One will get taken back.”
Must Watch: The Journey’s feature on Sam Foltz. You can watch all three parts here.
Must Read: What does quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. bring to the table against Ohio State? The fine folks over at Eleven Warriors broke it down.
Must See: This pumpkin that was created from one our our patterns. Pretty awesome.
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.