Nebraska will open the 2017 season under the lights against Arkansas State.
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Huskers to Make 2017 Debut in Prime Time

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska will kick off its 2017 football season under the lights at Memorial Stadium against Arkansas State. BTN and the Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday that the Huskers' Sept. 2 season opener will start at 7 p.m. CT.

The game will mark the second consecutive season Nebraska has opened with a home prime-time contest. The Huskers defeated Fresno State in last year's season opener in Lincoln. In fact, the Huskers will carry a 19-game winning streak in home night games into this year's season opener. Nebraska has not lost a prime-time game at Memorial Stadium since 2008.

Tuesday's announcement gives Nebraska fans a full picture of the first month of the 2017 season. Last week, game times and television announcements were made for Nebraska's other four games in the month of September, along with the regular-season finale against Iowa. Game times and television information for Nebraska's other six games on the 2017 schedule will be announcement six to 12 days in advance of kickoff.


Nebraska 2017 Game Times/TV Information

Sept. 2                   Arkansas State      7 p.m. CT                                         BTN

Sept. 9                   at Oregon              3:30 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. PT                 FOX

Sept. 16                 Northern Illinois   11 a.m. CT                                           FS1

Sept. 23                 Rutgers (HC)         2:30 or 3 p.m. CT                              TBA

Sept. 29                 at Illinois                7 p.m. CT                                         FS1

Nov. 24                  Iowa                        3 p.m. CT                                       FS1


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