Nebraska’s attempts to fill its schedule with a nonconference opponent have reportedly been denied by the Big Ten.

Earlier Thursday morning, it was reported the Huskers were close to finalizing a game with UT Chattanooga for this Saturday to replace Wisconsin. The Badgers had to cancel this week’s game with Nebraska due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

However, it appears the Big Ten is blocking that from happening.

That’s according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg:

According to CBS’ Dennis Dodds, the Huskers had agreed to pay UTC between $200,000 to $250,000.

Instead, the Huskers will be granted an impromptu bye week — something they may appreciate later in the season.

Their game against Wisconsin was declared a no-contest and will not count in the standings for either team.

Nebraska’s next game is on the road at Northwestern in Week 3.