Nebraska (3-6, 1-5 Big Ten) and No. 6 Ohio State (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) are set to meet at Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the sixth straight season. This will also mark the 10th overall meeting between the two, with eight of them occurring since the Huskers joined the Big Ten Conference in 2011.
The Buckeyes lead the all-time series, 8-1. That includes a 2-1 edge in Lincoln.
This meeting also marks the last meeting in a six-year stretch between the two programs. Nebraska and Ohio State won’t meet in the regular season again until the 2024 season in Lincoln.
Nebraska-Ohio State football TV channel, time, live stream
TV Channel: FOX
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Date: Saturday, November 6
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: It’s November and by now, we’ve usually seen or been close to the first snowfall of the season… But not this year! You might even see some people in shorts and t-shirts for the game.
Nebraska-Ohio State football picks, odds
The line: Ohio State -15
(per the VI Consensus)
Nebraska-Ohio State preview
Nebraska is at Memorial Stadium for a second week following a 28-23 loss to Purdue. The Huskers—now 3-6 on the season—are looking to upset the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday.
A major key to successful play from Nebraska will be quarterback Adrian Martinez. His performance against Purdue was one of his worst of the season, going 14-of-29 for 269 yards, three total touchdowns and four interceptions. Despite his Purdue performance, Martinez is Nebraska’s leading rusher with 106 attempts for 451 yards and 11 scores. He has 2,264 yards in the air for 12 touchdowns and seven total picks.
Ohio State comes into Saturday’s matchup following a 33-24 victory over No. 20 Penn State. The Buckeyes have now won 26 straight games against Big Ten Conference opponents.
Ohio State’s offense features one of the top-ranked scoring offense in the country at 47.3 points per game. The Buckeyes rank second in total offense (548.1 ypg) and sixth in passing offense (346.3 ypg). On the defensive side of things, Ohio State anks in the top 20 nationally in scoring defense (19.2 ppg) and rushing defense (106.9 ypg). The Buckeyes are also top 10 in turnover margin (+1.0).
Coach Scott Frost knows the talent that Ohio State will bring to Lincoln, which he spoke about on Thursday.
“These guys have elite talent everywhere. Offensively they have elite talent, I think they have three NFL wide receivers, a huge offensive line and a really good tight end, and a freshman running back who right now is playing about as well as anyone in the league,” he said. “If you try to stop something they’ll beat you with something else, and you need to play a sound, solid game.”
What else do you need to know? Here’s a look at what the Huskers said leading up to the matchup with Purdue:
For more on the matchup, don’t miss the latest I-80 Preview Podcast.