Nebraska returns to Lincoln for the first time in four weeks on Saturday, as the Huskers play host to Big Ten newcomer Rutgers at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CDT with the game televised by ESPN2.
The Huskers enter the game with a 6-1 overall reocrd and a 2-1 Big Ten Conference record after a 38-17 victory at Northwestern last Saturday. The Huskers were dominant in the second half, erasing a 17-14 halftime deficit and holding the Wildcats to just 28 yards after intermission. The win made the Huskers bowl eligible, ensuring a postseason berth for the seventh straight season.
The win at Northwestern helped Nebraska move up three spots in both major polls, as the Huskers now check in at No. 16 in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls. At 2-1 in Big Ten play, the Huskers are tied for second in the Big Ten West with Iowa, a game behind division leader Minnesota, who sits at 3-0 in conference play.
Rutgers comes to Lincoln with a 5-2 overall record and a 1-2 mark in Big Ten Conference play. The Scarlet Knights dropped a 56-17 decision at Ohio State last Saturday in their Big Ten Conference road opener. Rutgers features a potent passing attack that averages better than 250 yards per game through the air.
Rutgers is making its first ever trip to Memorial Stadium on Saturday, and the game will mark just the second meeting between the two programs.