LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska football team has a new 2021 home opener as the Huskers have scheduled to play Fordham on September 4 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
That contest replaces the Southeastern Louisiana matchup on November 13.
NU's season opener is still August 28 at Illinois. The athletic department released the following statement:
“We have been actively exploring opportunities to play a home game on Sept. 4 since our Ireland trip to play Illinois was canceled,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “It was important for several reasons to add a September home game. It provides a better flow to the start of our season for our team, and gives us a valuable early-season showcase for recruits. This will also provide our fans and local businesses with a home game on the traditional season-opening weekend.
“We are appreciative of the flexibility of both Fordham and Southeastern Louisiana to make this schedule change possible late in the process.”
Fordham plays in the Patriot League in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Rams played a shortened spring season, posting a 2-1 record with victories over Colgate and Bucknell.
Nebraska and Southeastern Louisiana will continue discussions about the possibility of re-scheduling the previously scheduled 2021 game in a later season.
With the completion of the home schedule, Nebraska football season ticket holders will receive season ticket renewal information this week.
2021 Nebraska Football Schedule
Aug. 28 at Illinois
Sept. 4 Fordham
Sept. 11 Buffalo
Sept. 18 at Oklahoma
Sept. 25 at Michigan State
Oct. 2 Northwestern
Oct. 9 Michigan
Oct. 16 at Minnesota
Oct. 30 Purdue
Nov. 6 Ohio State
Nov. 20 at Wisconsin
Nov. 26 (Fri.) Iowa