Huskers, Mizzou to Square off on ESPN

By NU Athletic Communications
Nebraska and Missouri will meet on ESPN on Oct. 4, with kickoff set for 8 p.m.
Nebraska and Missouri will meet on ESPN on Oct. 4, with kickoff set for 8 p.m.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

The Big 12 Conference and ESPN have announced that Nebraska’s Oct. 4 home game against sixth-ranked Missouri will kick off at 8 p.m. CDT and will be shown nationally on the network.

The telecast marks the second straight year the Huskers and Tigers have met in an evening game, televised by ESPN.  The Tigers defeated Nebraska in Columbia last season in a game that also kicked off after 8 p.m.

Nebraska hosts Virginia Tech this weekend in a prime-time contest televised by ABC, beginning at 7 p.m. Missouri will enter Lincoln with a 4-0 record. The Tigers are off this weekend after defeating Buffalo, 42-21, on Saturday in Columbia to complete their non-conference schedule unbeaten.

Nebraska owns a 26-3 record in night games at Memorial Stadium, including victories this season over Western Michigan and New Mexico State.

The Huskers’ Nov. 28 regular-season finale against Colorado will be televised nationally by ABC, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Game times and television information for the remainder of Nebraska’s games will be announced six to 12 days in advance.

Note: Nebraska’s Oct. 4 volleyball match against Colorado will begin at 3 p.m. at the Nebraska Coliseum. There is no television coverage of the match.


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