Huskers opener set for 2:30 against BYU

New Nebraska head coach Mike Riley's first contest at Nebraska will be a 2:30 ABC game.

From Nebraska media relations department

Press Release:

Nebraska’s Sept. 5 season-opening contest with BYU will be televised to a national audience on ABC, with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. CT at Memorial Stadium.

The Big Ten Conference and its television partners announced television plans and start times for several games during the first three weeks of the 2015 season on Friday.

The Huskers’ matchup with BYU is the first-ever meeting between the schools. The Cougars are coming off an 8-5 record and a trip to the Miami Beach Bowl in 2014.

Nebraska leads the nation with 29 straight victories in season openers, most recently a 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic in 2014.

The Huskers’ game with BYU is the fifth contest on the 2015 schedule with game time and TV information.

NU’s Sept. 12 contest against South Alabama will be televised by BTN, with kickoff set at 7 p.m. The Huskers’ road test at Miami on Sept. 19 will also be televised on ABC/ESPN2 with a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff. NU completes non-conference play with an 11 a.m. CT game against Southern Miss on Sept. 26. The Nov. 7 home game against Michigan State will be played at either 6 or 7 p.m. CT and will be televised on the ESPN family of networks.

All other kickoff times and television information will be announced six to 12 days in advance of kickoff.

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