Nebraska coach Scott Frost shows appreciation for Ohio State after fighting for B1G season
Prior to the start of the Big Ten’s 2020 season, Nebraska coach Scott Frost expressed gratitude to Ohio State for a joint effort that helped ensure this campaign would happen.
“I’m going to root for [Ohio State] in every single game except this first one,” Frost said, acknowledging the Buckeyes’ administration for doing what they could to make the 2020 season a reality.
#Huskers coach Scott Frost on getting #OhioState in opener after everything that happened this summer: "No, I don't think it's a coincidence." Says he's grateful to Ryan Day, Dr. Jim Borchers, AD Gene Smith at Ohio St. "We thought it was the right thing to do, to have football."
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) October 19, 2020
In addition to Frost, Ohio State coach Ryan Day and quarterback Justin Fields are two of the biggest reasons why the Big Ten will be starting their season on Saturday.
The two schools were amongst the loudest voices lobbying for the Big Ten to play a season amidst the coronavirus pandemic. According to Frost, it’s not a coincidence that his Huskers are facing off against Ohio State in Week 1.
Scott Frost on the Big Ten pitting Nebraska vs. Ohio State in the opener after how vocal both teams were in pushing to reinstate football: "Not a coincidence."
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) October 19, 2020
Nebraska will enter this contest as 26-point underdogs according to BetMGM. Ohio State has won the last five meetings in this series, including a 48-7 victory in Lincoln last season.
The game is slated to start at 12 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on FOX.