The Cornhusker State was more than ready for a prodigal son’s gameday return to Lincoln. Mother Nature, however, had other plans.
As scheduled, Nebraska kicked off its season opener against Akron in Lincoln at shortly after 8 p.m. ET. That opening kickoff, as it turned out, was literally the only play of the game as, after Nebraska took the touchback, play was halted because of lightning strikes in the area.
After a nearly three-hour delay, and as even more severe weather moved in, it was confirmed that the Cornhuskers’ season opener would not be played as scheduled. In fact, it appears it won’t be played at all.
Nebraska’s game with Akron has been cancelled and the Huskers will open the 2018 [season] against Colorado next Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT. Any adjustments to the 2018 football schedule will be announced at a later date. Ticket holders are encouraged to hold on to their tickets from tonight’s game.
Following his undefeated 2017 run at UCF, Scott Frost was named as Nebraska’s head coach in December of last year. Born and raised in the state of Nebraska, Frost played his college football for the Cornhuskers and was a quarterback for two national championship teams.
Frost’s hiring had made Saturday’s game one of the most anticipated home openers in recent memory for Nebraska.