Nebraska (3-1) is back at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night for its Big Ten home opener. The Huskers are set to face No. 5 Ohio State (4-0) on ABC in primetime.
The Buckeyes currently hold a 6-1 all-time edge in the series with Nebraska. That includes a 4-1 edge since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011.
Regardless of the final outcome, Nebraska and Ohio State are two of the most successful programs in the history of college football. The two combine for more than 1,800 wins and 11 national championships.
Nebraska-Ohio State football TV channel, time, live stream
TV channel: ABC (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor)
Time: 6:30 p.m. CT
Date: Saturday, September 28
Live stream: WatchESPN
Radio: Nebraska fans can listen to the game on IMG Husker Sports Network, as well as on Sirius Channel 83 and XM 83. Internet radio will be available at Huskers.com.
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
Weather: Showers early then scattered thunderstorms developing late. High of 68 degrees, Low of 62 degrees. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Nebraska-Ohio State football picks, odds
The line: Nebraska -17
(per the VI Consensus)
Nebraska-Ohio State preview
Nebraska lost 36-31 to Ohio State in 2018. In a season where the Huskers went 4-8 overall, it was a game where nothing was left on the table. Nebraska had nothing to lose and went into the game swinging.
One year later, the Huskers are still swinging.
“Sooner or later this program is going to be ready to take on that challenge and overcome the challenge,” Frost said on Thursday. “These are the games you want because this lets us see we're on that road we want. I don't have any doubt we'll get there. We'll take our swing on Saturday and see how far we've come.”
This Nebraska team is better than the one Ohio State faced in 2018. However, this Ohio State is better than the one Nebraska faced in 2018 too. The Buckeyes are averaging 44.5 points per game and running back J.K. Dobbins is No. 5 in the country with 477 rushing yards so far. Ohio State is going to be a challenge to stop.
A lot of people are pointing toward Nebraska’s defense. Can the Huskers slow the Buckeyes down? Don’t let the 42-38 win over Illinois completely fool you. Nebraska turned the ball over four times against the Illini, which Illinois then turned into 21 points. That’s something that can’t happen against Ohio State.
The big question for Saturday is whether or not Nebraska can hang for the full 60 minutes against a powerhouse like Ohio State. Frost said the Huskers will take their swing and see what happens. It could get interesting if Nebraska does just that under the lights of Memorial Stadium.