Nebraska (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) is back at home following a loss to Minnesota on the road and a subsequent bye week. The Huskers are set to face Indiana (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten), who most recently defeated Maryland, 34-28.
The two programs have met a total of 20 times in series history but only once as Big Ten opponents. Nebraska defeated Indiana, 27-22, during that last meeting in Bloomington in 2016. The Hoosiers hold a 9-8-3 edge in the all-time series, which includes a -5-2 lead in the series when played in Lincoln. However, the Huskers have won the past five meetings between the two programs.
Saturday also marks Nebraska’s annual Military and Veteran's Salute at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers will honor etired and active military members during the game and there will be a joint Color Guard on the field during the National Anthem.
Nebraska-Indiana football TV channel, time, live stream
TV channel: BTN (Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis, Rick Pizzo)
Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
Date: Saturday, October 26
Live stream: Fox Sports Go
Radio: Nebraska fans can listen to the game on IMG Husker Sports Network, as well as on Sirius Channel 113 and XM 195. Internet radio will be available at Huskers.com.
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
Weather: Sunny skies. High of 62 degrees. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Nebraska-Indiana football picks, odds
The line: Nebraska -2
(per the VI Consensus)
Who is going to play quarterback for Nebraska and Indiana? No, seriously. The Hoosiers’ starter Michael Penix Jr. is a game-time decision, while Coach Scott Frost said he knows who will start for the Huskers but also said that’s all he’d give away. Fun, right?
If Penix isn’t available for Indiana, keep an eye out for Peyton Ramsey. Against Maryland, Ramsey went 20-for-27, passing for 193 yards and a touchdown. As for Nebraska, the backup is Noah Vedral who the Huskers have said is ready to go if Martinez can’t.
Nebraska will have to keep an eye on Indiana running back Stevie Scott III. He has racked up 553 rushing yards and six touchdowns through seven games so far. He’s similar to Illinois’ Reggie Corbin, for comparison. Whop Philyor, Donavan Hale, and Nick Westbrook are the wide receivers to watch, while tight end Peyton Hendershot can’t be factored out either.
As for Nebraska, the Huskers are without running back Maurice Washington (who left the team earlier in the week). Dedrick Mills has stepped into the top spot, with Wyatt Mazour, Rahmir Johnson and Brody Belt all ready if needed. With that said, it’s unclear if Wan’Dale Robinson will be available until game time.
Nebraska’s offensive line will likely define the matchup with Indiana. The Hoosiers are playing solid football, and have some “stout” players up front, as the Huskers have said all week. Can the Nebraska offensive line keep things under control? That might be make or break in a game like this.
But the defense also needs to play like the Blackshirts that the alternate uniforms expect from them.