The Mike Riley era at Nebraska begins as the Huskers host BYU. After spending the past 12 years at Oregon State, Riley is ready for his Memorial Stadium debut.
“I feel the same way that I probably did when I was coaching my first game week way back when”, said Riley. “Whether is anxiousness or the anticipation the juices still flow the same way.”
The Huskers have won 29 straight season openers but this is their most intriguing opener since a victory over nationally ranked Oklahoma State in 2003. Nebraska’s last loss in a season opener was 17-13 to Florida State in 1985.