Nebraska (1-1, 0-1 Big Ten) is home once again for a matchup with Buffalo (1-0, 0-0 MAC) on Saturday, Sept. 11. The Huskers come into the matchup having defeated Fordham, 52-7, last Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Buffalo, on the other hand, defeated Wagner, 69-7, in a Week 1 matchup.
This is the first-ever meeting between the two schools and Nebraska’s third matchup with a Mid-American Conference opponent in the past five years.
Nebraska-Buffalo football TV channel, time, live stream
TV Channel: Big Ten Network
Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
Date: Saturday, September 11
Live stream: Fox Sports app with cable or dish log in
Radio: Nebraska fans can listen to the game on the new Huskers Radio Network. Internet radio, as well as a Spanish broadcast, will be available at Huskers.com.
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
Weather: The average high for this time of year is in the lower 80s. In Nebraska, we all know that “average” doesn’t mean much when it comes to a weather forecast. Saturday doesn’t look like it’ll be “average” and may very well be the hottest day of the month.
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Nebraska-Buffalo football picks, odds
The line: Nebraska -14
(per the VI Consensus)
Nebraska did what it needed to do against Fordham. However, things get more challenging in the Huskers’ third game of the season.
Buffalo has a new coaching staff, which certainly presents its concerns. The Rams showed some different things in their season-opening win over Wagner and coach Scott Frost said that creates a bit of a “guessing game” for Nebraska.
“They got ahead fast and did some things late in the game that they didn’t do in the first 20 snaps,” Frost said on Thursday when previewing the Rams.
As for what Nebraska can expect, Buffalo is known for its run game. The Rams thrashed Wagner with the run, and they hope to do the same against the Huskers on Saturday. It seems like it will also come down to the run game for Nebraska, especially on a day that is forecasted to be sweltering inside Memorial Stadium.
While Nebraska is currently a two touchdown favorite heading into kickoff, its expected to be more of a slugfest than that predicts. The Huskers are going to need to start fast, limit mistakes and establish the run game quickly to get away from Buffalo with the win. Nebraska doesn’t want a repeat of the Illinois game and Buffalo will certainly test the Huskers.
Saturday will be interesting for a number of reasons.
What else do you need to know? Here’s a look at what the Huskers said leading up to the matchup with Buffalo:
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