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Kickoff Time Set for Nebraska’s Matchup with Minnesota

December 06, 2020

It’s another early game for the Huskers.

The Big Ten Conference announced Sunday morning that Nebraska’s matchup with Minnesota on Saturday, Dec. 12 will kick off at 11 a.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on either the Big Ten Network or FS1, but that will be determined later in the week.

Nebraska is coming off a 37-27 win over Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana. As for Minnesota, the Golden Gophers have had their last two games canceled against Wisconsin and Northwestern. Minnesota is facing a COVID-19 outbreak on the team after reporting 49 positive cases (23 players and 26 staff), which prompted a pause in all team-related activities. The Gophers started the process of returning to practice in preparation for the Nebraska matchup middle of last week.

“In a potential return to practice – and under guidance of medical experts – members of the football program started light acclimatization workouts on Wednesday, Dec. 2 and continued those workouts today,” Minnesota said in a statement from last Thursday.

As cases on the team have started to trend down, it seems more likely that the game will be played. It is unclear as of now when Minnesota might provide the next COVID update for the program.


Nebraska’s 2020 Football Schedule
Date Opponent
Week 1 (Oct. 24) at Ohio State
Week 2 (Oct. 31) Wisconsin
Week 3 (Nov. 7) at Northwestern
Week 4 (Nov. 14) Penn State
Week 5 (Nov. 21) Illinois
Week 6 (Nov. 27) at Iowa
Week 7 (Dec. 5) at Purdue
Week 8 (Dec. 12) Minnesota
Week 9 (Dec. 19) Championship Weekend (TBD)

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