Rutgers and Nebraska start Big Ten play Saturday, Sept. 23. The Scarlet Knights will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln at 3:30 p.m. ET after a disastrous effort last week.
Here is all the info for the matchup, including the game time, TV channel and how to watch online.
Rutgers-Nebraska game time
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Memorial Stadium; Lincoln, Neb.
Odds: Nebraska is a 12-point favorite.
What TV channel is Rutgers-Nebraska on?
The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
How can I watch Rutgers-Nebraska online?
The game will be streaming on BTN2Go.
How can I listen to Rutgers-Nebraska on the radio?
The game can will be aired on WCTC 1450-AM, ESPN NY 98.7-FM, WENJ 97.3-FM and WNJE 920-AM.
Nebraska will be back on the field for the first time since last week’s embarrassing loss to Northern Illinois and the school’s subsequent firing of athletic director Shawn Eichorst.
Nebraska’s matchup with Rutgers on Saturday is a big one for a lot of reasons. First, it’s an opportunity for the Huskers to kick off Big Ten conference play on the right now. Second, it’s homecoming.
For what it’s worth, Nebraska has won its past 8 homecoming contents. On Saturday, the Huskers will be looking to make that No. 9.
Rutgers has the potential to be problematic for Nebraska. While 1-2 as well out of nonconference play, the Scarlet Knights come to Lincoln after a big 65-0 victory over Morgan State. Led by offensive coordinator Jerry Kill, Rutgers could be problematic for the Blackshirts. Defensive coordinator Bob Diaco knows this.
“Rutgers has some really talented skill players,” Diaco said earlier this week. “They have a veteran offensive line, [which] I believe four of the five are returning starters. They have a really talented tight end. He can do all the jobs, so he’s one of maybe the best tight ends we’ve played up to date in terms of being able to do all the jobs.”
Kill is also familiar with Nebraska from his time as the head coach of Minnesota from 2011-15. And on the reverse, Diaco is more than familiar with Kill as well.
“Coach Kill is a tough guy,” Diaco said. “He’s a brilliant football coach. No one needs me to say that. His record speaks for itself and reputation proceeds him and his teams are hard-nose.”
As for the offensive side of the ball, Nebraska will be looking to find its offensive identity and do a better job protecting Lee. The offense hasn’t looked how coach Mike Riley had hoped it would so far to date, but he’s hoping that can be fixed against Rutgers.
“We’ve really got to find our identity offensively,” Riley said. “I don’t think we’ve been good offensively this year consistently. Glimpses, good isolated plays. Nothing I would say that is an identity builder.”
Riley also echoed what Diaco had to say about Rutgers, calling them both physical and tough.
“I think they played tough, physical defense so we’ll have to handle their front,” Riley said. “We have to find a way to successfully both protect and run the football. They’ve done a nice job.”