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Nebraska-B-CU Football: TV Channel, Time, Live Stream, Odds, Preview

October 27, 2018

Nebraska and Bethune-Cookman meet for the first time in school history on Saturday. It is also the Huskers' first-ever matchup against a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponent.

The last time Nebraska faced a Football Championship Subdivision opponent was 2014. The Huskers defeated McNeese State 31-24 in that matchup.

Nebraska is 11-0 all-time against FCS opponents and will look to extend that to 12-0 on Saturday. 

Nebraska-Bethune-Cookman football TV channel, time, live stream

TV channel: Big Ten Network (Lisa Byington, Glen Mason, Damon Benning)

Time: 11 a.m. CT

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Live stream: BTN2Go

Radio: Huskers fans can listen to the Nebraska vs. Bethune-Cookman game on IMG Husker Sports Network, as well as on Sirius Channel 119 and XM 195. Internet radio will be available at

Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska

Weather: Sunny skies. High 73 degrees. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Nebraska-Bethune-Cookman football picks, odds

There's no line for Nebraska-Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, which is not uncommon for games against FCS opponents.

The Sagarin ratings rank FBS and FCS teams in one group. It currently has Nebraska at 65 and Bethune-Cookman at 221 (out of 255). These ratings have the Huskers as about a 41.7-point favorite at home.

Nebraska-Bethune-Cookman preview


Nebraska faces Bethune-Cookman on Saturday in what was once the Huskers' bye week. The matchup was added to Nebraska's 2018 schedule in September after the season opener with Akron was canceled due to severe thunderstorms in Lincoln.

Nebraska (1-6, 1-4 Big Ten) comes into the matchup following a 53-28 victory over Minnesota last Saturday. That was an impressive game for Nebraska, too. The Huskers' offense put up 659 yards of total offense and 383 rushing yards. Both were season highs and the most productive offensive output for the Huskers since the 2014 season. 

Heading into the matchup with B-CU, Nebraska is averaging 471.7 yards of total offense per game. That ranks fourth in the Big Ten.

As for Bethune-Cookman, the Wildcats come to Lincoln with a 4-4 record following a 35-10 loss to North Carolina A&T. B-CU is currently averaging better than 32 points per game and has scored at least 28 points in six of its past seven games.

Junior quarterback Akevious Williams is Bethune-Cookman's top offensive weapon. He averages 179 passing yards and 43 rushing yards per game. He's completing 62 percent of his passes this season. He's also averaging 4.9 yards per carry on the ground. He has 12 touchdowns in the air and eight on the ground so far this season.

While Williams is one of B-CU's top players, Nebraska may not see him on Saturday. He left last week's game in the third quarter due to an injury. The Huskers could expect to see sophomore David Israel if Williams is unable to go.

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