Nebraska exploring opportunity to schedule Sept. 4 home game
Even though Nebraska has all 12 games on the schedule for the 2021 college football season, there might still be a change for the Huskers.
Speaking with Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos said that the program was looking into potentially hosting a home game for Saturday, Sept. 4 at Memorial Stadium. It would not be a 13th game for the Huskers in 2021, but would likely replace a game with Southeastern Louisiana on Nov. 13.
“We’re exploring what we can do,” Moos told McKewon. “It would have to be a nonconference situation, because everybody else in the B1G is all set. We’re just brainstorming. It’s late. We’re getting into April — five months out of the ball getting kicked off.”
Nebraska has explored some schedule alterations since the season opener against Illinois was moved from Dublin, Ireland to Champaign. While the two teams will still meet on Aug. 28, the Huskers won’t have to worry about the significant trip overseas before hosting a home game.
Currently, the Huskers are scheduled to play Buffalo (Sept. 11), Oklahoma (Sept. 18) and Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 13) in nonconference play. To add another opponent, Nebraska would likely have to eliminate one of those games.