A pair of teams coming off impressive season-opening victories will meet on today in Lincoln as the Cornhuskers play host to the Idaho Vandals. The ever first meeting between the two schools is set for just after 11:30 this morning with Fox Sports Net televising the game on a pay-per-view.
The Huskers opened the season with a 49-10 thumping of Western Kentucky, extending their season-opening win streak to a nation-leading 25 straight years. Nebraska showed good things on both sides of the ball. The Huskers gained 289 yards on the ground and 536 total yards, NU’s best output in both of those departments since late in the 2008 season.
Idaho opened the year with a 45-0 victory over North Dakota last Thursday evening at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho. The Vandals dominated from start to finish and posted their first shutout since 1997, and the school’s first since moving up to Division I.
The Idaho offense is led by North Platte native Nathan Enderle, who is in his fourth season as the starting quarterback and has more than 7,000 career passing yards. Enderle threw for 311 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opening victory.
This week marks the second straight first-time opponent for the Huskers. This is also Nebraska’s first-ever opponent from the state of Idaho. Nebraska is meeting a Western Athletic Conference opponent for the third time under Bo Pelini, as the Huskers defeated both San Jose State and New Mexico State in 2008.
The meeting with the Vandals will be Nebraska’s fifth game against a Western Athletic Conference opponent since 2006. In the four meetings during that span, Nebraska posted a 4-0 record and outscored its opponents 174-39.
It will be the Huskers taking on the Vandals this morning at Memorial Stadium.
Kick off is set for 11:38.