Nebraska and Ohio State will face off at Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 14. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.
Nebraska-Wisconsin, Week 7 date, game time
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. local)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
TV channel: FOX Sports 1
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
Nebraska-Ohio State series history
Nebraska and Ohio State don’t have a long history with one another. In fact, the two programs have only met a total of 5 times to date. Saturday, Oct. 14, will mark only the sixth ever meeting between the two.
The Buckeyes hold a pretty solid lead over the Huskers in the series so far. Nebraska has only defeated Ohio State once, which happened in 2011 with a 34-27 comeback win at Memorial Stadium. Other than that, Ohio State had defeated Nebraska four times — 1955, 1956, 2012 and 2016.
Ohio State was the first Big Ten home game Nebraska hosted back in 2011 after the Huskers joined the Big Ten conference. Prior to that, the two had not met for 56 years. The Huskers and the Buckeyes are now scheduled to meet three times over four seasons between 2016 and 2019. The 2017 matchup is the second in that lineup.
The last meeting was a rocky one for Nebraska. On Nov. 15, 2016, the Huskers faced the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State took an early and quick lead and never let up. Nebraska ended up losing 62-3.
As for Nebraska’s only win over Ohio State in 2011, it was a major comeback for the Huskers. Nebraska was down 27-6 before rallying to a 34-27 victory. That win in 2011 is still the Huskers’ largest comeback in school history to this day.
Beyond that, the two meetings in the 1950s were not memorable ones for Nebraska. In 1955, the No. 6 Ohio State team secured a 28-20 win over Nebraska in Columbus, Ohio. Bill Glassford was the coach for the Cornhuskers at that time.
In 1956, Michigan graduate Pete Elliott led his only Nebraska team to Ohio State but didn’t fare any better. The Huskers loss 34-7 to a No. 8 Buckeyes team.
As for the 2017 meeting, Nebraska coach Mike Riley and his staff will look to make up for the 2016 meeting. Before that game, Riley had said his team would “either rise up and compete or get left in the dust.” It unfortunately went the way of the latter.
Post-game against Ohio State, Riley wasn’t pleased with his teams overall performance. He felt the Huskers played stiff and couldn’t get anything going on either side of the ball.
“We were beaten thoroughly in all the phases and it really didn’t remind me of our team,” Riley said at the time.
One year later with a time and network now set, Nebraska will have an opportunity to make up for the 2016 blowout loss.
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