Mike Riley's opening statement (9-7-15)

Here is Nebraska head coach Mike Riley's opening statement for South Alabama week.

GAME 2: NEBRASKA vs SOUTH ALABAMA
SEPT 12, 2015 | MEMORIAL STADIUM
LINCOLN, NEB. | 7 p.m. (CT)

BROADCAST INFO
TV - BTN (Eric Collins, Glen Mason, Rick Pizzo)
RADIO - Husker Sports Network
SATELLITE RADIO - Sirius Channel 135, XM 195
INTERNET RADIO - Huskers.com

HUSKERS
Record: 0-1, 0-0
Last Game: BYU, L, 33-28
Rankings: NR
Coach: Mike Riley
Career/NU Record: 93-81 (15th Year)/ 0-1 (1st Year) 
vs. South Alabama: 0-0

JAGUARS
Record: 1-0, 0-0 Sun Belt
Last Game: G.-Webb, W, 33-23
Rankings: NR
Coach: Joey Jones
Career/So. Ala. Record: 42-35 (9th Year)/39-28 (8th Year)
vs. Nebraska: 0-0

The Matchup
Nebraska remains at home this weekend to take on the South Alabama Jaguars at Memorial Stadium. The game is set for a national telecast on BTN with kickoff set for shortly after 7 p.m.

The Huskers come into the game after a heartbreaking 33-28 loss in the season opener against BYU. The Cougars pulled out the victory with a Hail Mary pass on the game's final play, ending Nebraska's streak of 29 straight season-opening victories.

Nebraska put itself in position to win by rallying from a 10-point deficit to take a 28-24 second half lead. The NU offense picked up 445 yards of total offense, including 319 passing yards by Tommy Armstrong Jr.

South Alabama enters the game with a 1-0 record following a 33-23 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night. The Jaguars are in their seventh season of football and their fifth year in the FBS ranks.

This weekend will also feature the induction of the 2015 class of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. The 1965 Cornhusker team will also have a reunion this weekend, honoring the team's 10-0 regular season and Orange Bowl berth.


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