By: NU Media Communications
The 2021 Nebraska Football season is just 93 days from kickoff, and the Huskers learned game times for six of their regular-season contests Thursday afternoon. The game times and television network designations were part of an announcement by the Big Ten Conference and the league's television partners, including BTN, ESPN and FOX.
Nebraska opens the 2021 campaign with a Big Ten West matchup in Week Zero at Illinois. The Aug. 28 opener will be televised on FOX with a Noon CT kickoff. The Husker-Illinois game is one of only five FBS games in Week Zero and the only conference matchup. The opener at Illinois is one of two early-season Husker games in high-profile FOX television windows.
The Huskers' Sept. 18 matchup at long-time rival Oklahoma is set to be televised at 11 a.m. CT on FOX, as the network's Big Noon contest. Fox also announced on Thursday that it will bring its Big Noon Kickoff pregame show to Norman for that game. Nebraska and Oklahoma are meeting for the first time since the 2010 Big 12 Championship game, the Huskers' final contest as a member of the Big 12.
Game times and television designations for Nebraska games not included in today's release will be announced six to 12 days in advance.
Nebraska 2021 Game Time and Television Information
Saturday, Aug. 28—Nebraska at Illinois, Noon CT, FOX
Saturday, Sept. 4—Fordham at Nebraska, 11 a.m. CT, Big Ten Network
Saturday, Sept. 11—Buffalo at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m. CT, Big Ten Network
Saturday, Sept. 18—Nebraska at Oklahoma, 11 a.m. CT, FOX
Saturday, Oct. 2—Northwestern at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m. CT, TV TBD (Homecoming)
Saturday, Nov. 20—Nebraska at Wisconsin, Time TBD, ESPN Network TBD
Friday, Nov. 26—Iowa at Nebraska, 12:30 p.m. CT, Big Ten Network
Saturday, Dec. 4—Big Ten Football Championship Game, 7 p.m. CT, FOX