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Nebraska-Rutgers 2022: TV Channel, Time, Live Stream, Odds, Preview

October 07, 2022

It’s a Friday game day for Nebraska as the Huskers hit the road for Piscataway, New Jersey. Nebraska (2-3, 1-1 Big Ten) and Rutgers (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten) meet for the sixth time overall and the fifth time as Big Ten Conference opponents on Friday.

Nebraska has won each of the five meetings between the two as members of the Big Ten, which included victories at SHI Stadium in 2015 and 2020. Prior to meeting in the Big Ten starting in 2014, Nebraska and Rutgers last met in 1920 at the famous New York Polo Grounds. The Huskers won that meeting, 28-0.

Nebraska-Rutgers football TV channel, time, live stream

TV Channel: FS1

Time: 6 p.m. CT

Date: Friday, Oct. 7

Live stream: FOX Sports (with TV provider)

Radio: Nebraska fans can listen to the game on the new Huskers Radio Network. Internet radio will be available at

Location: SHI Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey

Weather: Early fall in New Jersey can be pretty nice and that’s what we’re expecting for  Friday as Nebraska takes on Rutgers in Piscataway.

Full forecast and updates brought to you by Rusty Dawkins of Husker Weather. More here.


Nebraska-Rutgers football picks, odds

The line: Nebraska -3

Over/under: 48.5

(per the VI Consensus)


Nebraska-Rutgers preview

Nebraska is on the road for the second time this season, following a four-game homestand. The Huskers enter the matchup with Rutgers with a 2-3 record, following a 35-21 victory over Indiana this past Saturday. The win marked the first under the direction of interim head coach Mickey Joseph.

Nebraska’s defense stepped up big against Indiana, hosing the Hoosiers to just 79 yards of total offense in the second half. The Hoosiers were also only successful on 2-of-15 third-down conversions through the whole game.

On the offensive side of things, Nebraska rans the ball 51 times and passed for 270 yards.

It was a promising turnaround for the Huskers after a rocky start to the season, but the Nebraska coaches want to build on that. In fact, offensive coordinator Mark Whipple said he isn’t sure the offense believes it can win every game remaining. That was something he was focused on fixing over the previous week.

“I don’t really know if they think we can win every game,” Whipple said on Tuesday. “We’re good enough, I think, OK? I’m no genius but we could win these games.”

As for Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights enter Friday’s matchup with a 3-2 overall record. Under the direction of coach Greg Schiano, Rutgers opened the year with consecutive nonconference victories over Boston College, Wagner and Temple. However, the Scarlet Knights fell to both Iowa on Sept. 24 and No. 3 Ohio State last Saturday.

The Rutgers defense is currently allowing just 282.2 yards per game. That includes just 95.6 rushing yards per contest. On the offensive side, the Scarlet Knights are averaging 170 rushing yards per contest.

“Rutgers has a really tough defense that’s really good against the run. I think they’ve only given up 292 yards or something like that per game,” Joseph said. “Schiano, if you know one thing about him, he’s going to have tough football teams. So it’s going to be a battle. It’s going to be a 907 drill.”

For more on what you should know about Rutgers—and specifically the Scarlet Knights’ run defense—check out Brady Oltmans’ breakdown of the team.

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