The sea of red – and black – begins a decent into Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
Aside the hype of the black uniforms, this is a key game for the Huskers (2-0). UCLA (1-0) is riding on a surprising, out-of-nowhere season last year, including a 36-30 win over Nebraska and making it to the PAC-12 Championship.
The Huskers are 6-5 all-time with the Bruins, 4-1 when games are played in Lincoln. UCLA and Nebraska were ranked in the top 20 the last time they played in 1994 (Nebraska 2, UCLA 13). The Huskers won that game 49-21.
Don’t expect such a lop-sided victory this time around.
Offensively, UCLA is ripe with talent. Quarterback Brett Hundley is considered one of the best in the conference. While the running back core is without Johnathan Franklin, the running threat is still prevalent with Jordon James and Damien Thigpen. The Blackshirts, no pun intended, must play their best football today.
Kickoff is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. CST. Nebraska Radio Network will have post-game audio and reaction following today’s game. For the latest injury reports and updates, follow Husker reporter Jonathan Daniels on Twitter (@NewsDudeJon) as he reports live from Memorial Stadium throughout the game.