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Nebraska football: Huskers game at Rutgers moved to Friday night

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Feb 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-09 21:09:36-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska football team's scheduled game at Rutgers in October 2022 will now be played on Friday October 7 as opposed to Saturday October 8. The NU athletic department released the folllowing on Wednesday morning:

Nebraska and Rutgers will meet on Friday, Oct. 7 in Piscataway, N.J., as the Big Ten Conference and its television partners have designated weeknight games for the 2022 season. The matchup was originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8.

Game time and television information for the contest will be determined this spring. The trip to Rutgers will be one of two Friday road games for Nebraska in 2022. The Huskers take on Iowa in their traditional Black Friday contest on Friday, Nov. 25 in Iowa City.

The Huskers also played on a Friday evening at Rutgers in 2020, when Nebraska defeated the Scarlet Knights, 28-21 on Dec. 18 as part of the conference’s Champions Weekend. Nebraska previously played a Friday night game at Illinois during the 2017 season.

Nebraska will open the 2022 season in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic against Northwestern in Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 27. Tickets for the game are on sale by visiting Huskers.com/Ireland. Fans can also add their name to the 2022 Football Season Ticket Request List by visiting Huskers.com.