Colorado AD on Nebraska bringing big crowd to Boulder: 'It's important that we have civility'
Nebraska may be playing a road game based on location, but the Huskers likely won’t be at a disadvantage from the crowd standpoint.
On Saturday, the Huskers travel to Boulder to take on former Big 12 rival Colorado in an early-season Power Five matchup. For a long time now, Nebraska fans have been gobbling up tickets for the rivalry showdown at Folsom Field, hoping to create a Sea of Red on the Buffaloes’ home turf.
Meeting with the media on Tuesday, Colorado athletic director Rick George talked about the heat between the two fanbases, and what he expects to see at Folsom Field on Saturday. He’s hoping everyone will act like adults.
“Yes, it is Nebraska and we know that history and tradition, but I think it is important that we have civility,” George said, according to Adam Munsterteiger of BuffStampede.com. “There is enough negativity out in our country and when Nebraska fans come here, we ought to be respectful.”
It sounds like George is primarily sending a message to the Colorado fans with his statement, but he’s likely making a blanket statement about how fans should handle themselves on Saturday.
Last year, Colorado escaped Lincoln with a 33-28 victory over Nebraska in what ended up being the first game of the season for the Huskers. Nebraska is hoping to get revenge from that loss.