Nebraska has canceled its matchup with Akron due to severe weather in the vicinity of Memorial Stadium. The Huskers and Zips only got through the opening kickoff before the game was delayed due to lightning.
The Huskers made an announcement just before 10 p.m. CT that the game was cancelled after a two hour and 40 minute delay. After a series of rumored reports that the game would be postponed, the Huskers officially canceled the game at 10:30 p.m. CT.
The game vs. Akron has been cancelled. We will open our season against Colorado next Saturday.
🔗: https://t.co/qzQL2mHZwF pic.twitter.com/agv1E3J6W0
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) September 2, 2018
"Nebraska’s game with Akron has been canceled and the Huskers will open the 2018 against Colorado next Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT," Nebraska said in a release. "Any adjustments to the 2018 football schedule will be announced at a later date. Ticket holders are encouraged to hold on to their tickets from tonight’s game."
Many fans sheltered inside Memorial Stadium as the storm passed, despite parts of the stadium flooding and leaking from rain.
I don’t think the heavy stuff is coming down for a while. pic.twitter.com/3EXyOObMgc
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) September 2, 2018
Just a little rain on the concourse. #Huskers pic.twitter.com/wvCTuM9kRI
— David W. (@dchuskerfan) September 2, 2018
Memorial Stadium has sprung a leak. #newx #gbr #huskers #RainDelay #severeweather pic.twitter.com/9fOCtXHI1z
— Corey's Photography (@CoreysPhotos18) September 2, 2018
The last time a Nebraska football game was delayed was in 1991. As for the last time it was cancelled? That dates back to 1943.
Despite the delay, the Huskers were still able to ring in the Scott Frost era with the new Tunnel Walk.