Nebraska and Bethune-Cookman will kick off at 11 a.m. CT on Oct. 27 in Lincoln the Big Ten announced Monday. The game, a replacement for the Huskers' canceled opener against Akron, will be carried on the Big Ten Network.
Nebraska Athletic Director announced the addition of Bethune-Cookman to the schedule on Sept. 20.
“Our great fans and our football student-athletes deserve a full schedule, and we are glad to be able to provide an additional game on Oct. 27 against Bethune-Cookman,” Moos said. “We appreciate the patience of our fans through this process. While there may be some conflicts on what was originally a bye week, we know Memorial Stadium will be packed to watch the Huskers on a fall Saturday.
“I would like to thank Bethune-Cookman for their great cooperation as we put this agreement together. Athletic Director Lynn Thompson and Head Coach Terry Sims are excited to bring their team to Lincoln, and we look forward to their visit.”
The Huskers will pay Bethune-Cookman a guarantee of $800,000 for the game in Lincoln.
Nebraska (0-6, 0-4) will look to pick up its first win of the season this Saturday when it hosts Minnesota (3-3, 0-3). The Gophers lost 30-14 at Ohio State last Saturday.
Bethune-Cookman (4-3, 2-1) beat South Carolina State last week. The Wildcats host North Carolina A&T this Saturday.