Nebraska is home once again as part of a four-game homestead. The Huskers are set to face the Georgia Southern Eagles out of the Sun Belt Conference.
The matchup will feature a number of special events for Nebraska on Saturday, including Ag Day at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers are planning several presentations in honor of the state’s agricultural background.
Nebraska will also wear throwback uniforms in honor of the 1983 “Scoring Explosion” season and the 2022 class of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame will be honored before the game.
Nebraska-Georgia Southern football TV channel, time, live stream
TV Channel: FS1
Time: 6:30 p.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Sept. 10
Live stream: FOX Sports (with TV provider)
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: Rain is going to be likely during the day on Saturday, but mainly in the morning hours. Scattered showers will still be possible during the afternoon into the early evening, but only a slight chance and it is looking like the game will be mostly dry!
Nebraska-Georgia Southern football picks, odds
The line: Nebraska -23
(per the VI Consensus)
Nebraska-Georgia Southern preview
Saturday’s matchup marks the first-ever meeting between Nebraska and Georgia Southern. It also also the Huskers’ first game against a team from the Sun Belt Conference since South Alabama in 2019. Nebraska is currently 15-2 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt Conference. Of those 17 matchups, 16 have been played at Memorial Stadium.
Nebraska enters the matchup with Georgia Southern following a 38-17 victory over North Dakota last Saturday. While the game was tied later in the third quarter, 17-17, the Huskers were able to break away and score the final 21 points of the game. The running game played a big part of that—Anthony Grant was a star—and the Huskers had 181 yards on the ground after halftime. The Nebraska defense also made adjustments, only allowing 133 yards from North Dakota after halftime.
With that said, Nebraska still felt it needed the first-team defense to face off more against the first-time offense in practice over the last week. Coach Scott Frost said he liked what he saw as a result in practice.
“Defense always practices hard, we just want to make sure we give them full-speed looks,” Frost said on Thursday. “It just seems to me like we were a half step away from a number of plays.”
As for Georgia Southern, the Eagles have a new head coach this year in Clay Helton. He took over the program following six seasons as the head coach at USC. Georgia Southern opened its season last Saturday with a 59-7 victory over Morgan State, dominating via its passing game. The Eagles had 367 yards and four touchdowns through the air, as well as 500 yards of total offense. On the defensive side of things, Georgia State also held Morgan State to 250 total yards and forced four turnovers.
For a deeper dive into Georgia Southern, you can check out this breakdown by Hail Varsity staff writer Brady Oltmans.
What else do you need to know? Here’s a recap of what the Huskers had to say this week:
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