Report: Nebraska close to finalizing matchup with nonconference opponent
As the B1G football season opened up this past weekend, while enjoying the on-field action we all had it in the back of our minds the question of just how long it will continue.
Less than a week has transpired and we already find ourselves dealing with a cancellation thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the spread of the virus through the Wisconsin football program. The Badgers have paused all football related activities, including the scheduled game against Nebraska this coming Saturday.
But a “Plan B” may be in the works in Lincoln.
This morning, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, sources have indicated that the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga are in the process of finalizing an agreement to take on the Huskers at Memorial Stadium.
The Big Ten Conference will need to sign-off on the plan, as they had previously planned a schedule of conference-only opponents, for an eight game stretch.
Like the Huskers, the Mocs have only played one game this season, losing to Western Kentucky last Saturday, 13-10. The Southern Conference is currently planning an eight-game schedule beginning in February.