Nebraska will enter the Scott Frost era under the lights at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 1 against Akron.
The game will be televised nationally on FOX at 7 p.m. central. This was one of six kickoff times for the 2018 season announced on Thursday by the Big Ten Conference and its TV partners.
Nebraska also learned kickoff times for its three other September home games, as well as two conference road games at Northwestern (Oct. 13) and Iowa (Nov. 23).
Network assignments have been made for four games, including two appearances on FOX, one on ABC and another on BTN.
The prime time season opener marks the third consecutive season and sixth time in the past decade Nebraska has opened the season with a home night game. Last year, the Huskers opened at night against Arkansas State and against Fresno State in 2016.
On Sept. 8, Nebraska will renew a match-up with long-time Big Eight and Big 12 foe Colorado with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium and the game televised by ABC.
The Husker-Buff rematch will follow a long tradition of that contest being televised on ABC. The final 17 conference meetings (1994-2010) between the two schools were televised by ABC.
The Huskers complete their non-conference schedule on Sept. 15 against Troy, with kickoff at 11 a.m. on BTN.
Nebraska’s Homecoming game on Sept. 29, against Purdue will start at either 2:30 or 3 p.m., with the network to be determined.
The Huskers’ Oct. 13 road game at Northwestern will kick off at 11 a.m. CT, with the network determination made at a later date.
The Huskers’ regular-season finale at Iowa on Black Friday is also set for an 11 a.m. kickoff with national television coverage on FOX.
Game times and television information for Nebraska’s remaining six games on the 2018 schedule will be made 6-12 days in advance.
Kickoff times and TV times for six #Huskers football games just announced. The season opener will be a night game for the second straight year. No network yet for Purdue or Northwestern game. pic.twitter.com/4MrXeusJX9
— Tommy Rezac (@Tommy_KLIN) May 31, 2018