Huskers, Wildcats to Square off in Prime Time
The Big 12 Conference and ESPN announced on Monday that Nebraska's Nov. 21 home finale against Kansas State will kick off at 6:45 p.m. CST from Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on either ESPN or ESPN2, with the decision on the channel made on Sunday, Nov. 15.
The Nebraska-Kansas State contest could determine the Big 12 North representative in the league title game on Dec. 5 in Arlington, Texas. Entering this week's games Kansas State is atop the division at 4-2 in league play, while Nebraska is a half-game behind at 3-2.
Nebraska's appearance on ESPN or ESPN2 will be its second of the season, with the first a nationally televised Thursday night win at Missouri on Oct. 8. It also guarantees all 12 of Nebraska's regular-season games will be televised, including nine on network or cable television and three pay-per-view contests.
The prime time contest will be Nebraska's second straight night home game following last Saturday's 10-3 win over Oklahoma that was televised by ABC. The two contests are Nebraska's first home night games in November since a 2002 game against Texas. The Kansas State game will mark just the fourth November home night game in school history (also vs. Kansas in 1992).
Nebraska's game this week at Kansas will be televised regionally by ABC with kickoff set for shortly after 2:30 p.m. CST. The Huskers' regular-season finale at Colorado on Friday, Nov. 27 will be nationally televised by ABC, also with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.