Nebraska’s (1-2, 0-1 Big Ten) nonconference play comes to an end on Saturday with a matchup against Oklahoma (2-0, 0-0 Big 12). The Huskers are set to host the sixth-ranked Sooners in a renewal of one of the most historic matchups in college football history.
Saturday’s matchup completes a home-and-home series between Nebraska and Oklahoma, with the Huskers most recently traveling to Norman in 2021. Last season’s meeting was the first between the two programs since the 2010 Big 12 Championship game. Oklahoma leads the all-time series 46-38-3.
Nebraska and Oklahoma will meet again in a home-and-home series in 2029 (Norman) and 2030 (Lincoln).
Nebraska-Oklahoma football TV channel, time, live stream
TV Channel: FOX
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17
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: Nebraska fans will deal with a couple of different weather issues on Saturday as the Huskers take on Oklahoma. That might include some rain too!
Full forecast and updates brought to you by Rusty Dawkins of Husker Weather. More here.
Nebraska-Oklahoma football picks, odds
The line: Oklahoma -11
(per the VI Consensus)
It’s been quite the week for the Nebraska football team. The Huskers parted ways with Scott Frost on Sunday, one day following the 45-42 loss to Georgia Southern. Wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph was named the interim head coach, and adjustments were quickly made throughout the week.
One of those moves was elevating Mike Cassano into a full-time assistant role. Cassano, who has been an offensive analyst for the Huskers since 2019, will coach the wide receivers.
Joseph also made a small adjustment on the defensive side of things. Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander will now also focus on coaching the team’s safeties, while defensive backs coach Travis Fisher will focus solely on cornerbacks and nickels.
“If you look around the country, everybody in the country has two DB coaches because it’s two different positions, safeties and corners,” Joseph said. “Look at the NFL, they got two DB coaches. We were the only one in the country I think that had one DB coach. Fish (Fisher) has two eyes, you got four guys back there, Can’t see all of that.”
Nebraska comes into the matchup with Oklahoma looking to get its season back on track. While things have been dicey on the defensive side of things, the offense has performed well so far throughout the season. Against Georgia Southern, the Huskers put up 575 yards of total offense. That included 257 rushing yards and 318 yards through the air.
As for Oklahoma, the Sooners come into Saturday’s game following a 33-3 victory over Kent State. The Sooners have outscored both of its opponents so far this season by a combined score of 78-16. The Oklahoma defense is also allowing just eight points and 305.5 yards per game, while the offense has passed for 264.5 yards per contest.
This also marks Brent Venables’ first season as Oklahoma’s head coach. He came to Norman after spending the previous 10 seasons as Clemson’s defensive coordinator.
For a deeper dive into Oklahoma, 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—and Sooners—had to say this week:
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.