Rain clouds passed through Lincoln in time for tailgates ahead of Nebraska’s second home game in as many weeks. The latest weather projections suggest a cool 6:30 p.m. kickoff and for the duration of the Huskers’ game against Georgia Southern.
The first night game brought a later start to pre-game festivities. That delay, however, may have kept most patrons dry ahead of Saturday’s game.
Fans took in the Iowa and Iowa State Battle For the Cy-Hawk Trophy game on the large Railyard screen while crews were preparing Memorial Stadium.
Here are some scenes from downtown, campus and Tom Osborne Field ahead of the game:
>> The University of Nebraska announced issues with its online ticketing platform shortly after 11 a.m. Fans could not access their tickets in the electronic system. This was part of a nationwide outage as dozens of schools announced similar issues. In addition to Nebraska, schools that reported issues were Michigan, Oklahoma, Washington, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Wyoming, Purdue, UCLA, Arizona, Bowling Green, James Madison, Miami (Ohio) and William & Mary. Those issues were resolved after two hours.
>> Nebraska basketball target Parker Friedrichsen is in Lincoln on a visit. The 6-foot-3 guard out of Oklahoma is a 4-star recruit with offers from Iowa, Creighton, Davidson and Notre Dame, in addition to Nebraska.
— Parker Friedrichsen (@5parker5) September 9, 2022
>> Nebraska invited dozens of recruits to Lincoln for Saturday’s game and expected two dozen to be in attendance. That includes in-state commits and a second straight visit for Lincoln East standout receiver Malachi Coleman.
>> Both Husker team captains who were not dressed last week against North Dakota are not expected to dress again today. Tight end Travis Vokolek and linebacker Nick Henrich would be left out for consecutive games after suffering different injuries against Northwestern.
>> The Huskers will wear retro jerseys for tonight’s 6:30 p.m. kickoff. These will be in homage to the 1983 “Scoring Explosion” team.
‘83 Scoring Explosion 💥 pic.twitter.com/6YjzF87C4K
— AL RECKER (@atr52) September 10, 2022
>> Nebraska quarterbacks and receivers worked out early together, a little less than two hours before kickoff. They worked on rhythm and tested traction on the wet artificial turf.