Game Week: Indiana
NEBRASKA vs. INDIANA
OCT. 1, 2022 | MEMORIAL STADIUM
LINCOLN, NEB. | 6:30 PM (CT)
TV - BTN (Mark Followill, Matt Millen, Meghan McKeown)
RADIO NETWORK - Huskers Radio Network (Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, Jessica Coody)
INTERNET RADIO - Huskers.com
APP AUDIO - Official Huskers App
Record: 1-3, 0-1 B1G
Last Game: vs. Oklahoma (L, 49-14)
Coach: Mickey Joseph
Career/NU Record: 13-8 (3rd Year)/0-1 (1st Year)
vs. Indiana: First Meeting
Record: 3-1, 1-0 B1G
Last Game: at Cincinnati (L, 45-24)
Coach: Tom Allen
Career/Indiana Record: 29-33 (6th Year)/29-33 (6th Year)
vs. Nebraska: 1-0
All-Time Series: Indiana leads, 10-8-3
In Lincoln: Indiana leads, 8-5-2
Last Game: Indiana, 38-31 (10/26/19) (in Lincoln)
Win Streak: Indiana, 1 game
Nebraska returns to Big Ten action on Saturday evening when the Huskers play host to Indiana at Memorial Stadium. The matchup marks Nebraska's 2022 Homecoming contest, with kickoff set for shortly after 6:30 p.m. and television coverage provided by BTN.
Following a bye week last Saturday, the Huskers will be completing a four-game homestand and will look to even their Big Ten record at 1-1. Nebraska dropped its Big Ten opener on Aug. 27 against Northwestern, before playing three consecutive non-conference games.
Nebraska enters the contest with Indiana at 1-3 overall, following a loss to No. 6 Oklahoma on Sept. 17. Through the first third of its season, Nebraska has featured a productive and balanced offense, with the Huskers averaging 451.0 yards and 30.5 points per game. Nebraska gains 193.5 rushing yards per contest, while compiling 257.5 yards per contest through the air.
Indiana will come to Lincoln with a 3-1 overall record and a 0-1 mark in Big Ten Conference play. After opening with three wins, the Hoosiers suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday in a 45-24 setback at Cincinnati. Like Nebraska, Indiana began the season with a Big Ten game, posting a late comeback to defeat Illinois, 23-20. IU followed with non-league wins against Idaho and Western Kentucky before the loss to Cincinnati. Coach Tom Allen's team is passing for nearly 300 yards per contest heading into this week's game, and its offensive tempo is among the fastest in the nation.
The matchup marks just the third meeting between Nebraska and Indiana since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011. The visiting team has won both meetings as Big Ten foes, most recently a seven-point Indiana win in Lincoln in 2019.
Series History: Nebraska vs. Indiana
Nebraska and Indiana will be meeting for just the third time as Big Ten opponents since Nebraska joined the league in 2011. The schools have split the two meetings as Big Ten foes, with the visiting team winning both of those contests. Overall, Saturday's game will mark the 22nd all-time meeting, with IU holding a 10-8-3 advantage in the series.
• Before the first meeting as Big Ten opponents in 2016, Nebraska and Indiana had not met since 1978.
• Nebraska won all four meetings when the teams met four straight years from 1975 to 1978. Nebraska was ranked 12th or higher in each of those meetings and won each contest by 18 or more points.
• Including this Saturday's game, 16 of the 22 meetings in the series have been played in Lincoln. Indiana holds an 8-5-2 edge in Lincoln.
• Nebraska and Indiana met for 12 consecutive seasons from 1936 to 1947.
Under the Lights in Lincoln
Nebraska will host its second home night game of the 2022 season on Saturday, taking on the Hoosiers under the lights in Memorial Stadium.
• Nebraska has a history of success in night games at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers are 48-10 all-time in home night games since the first prime-time game at Memorial Stadium in 1986.
• Nebraska is 7-4 in home prime-time games against Big Ten foes since joining the league in 2011.
Huskers Set to Open Big Ten Home Schedule
Saturday night's contest is the first of four Big Ten home games on Nebraska's 2022 schedule. In addition to the matchup with Indiana, Nebraska will host Illinois (Oct. 29), Minnesota (Nov. 5) and Wisconsin (Nov. 19) at Memorial Stadium.
• Nebraska is 8-3 in Big Ten home openers since joining the league in 2011, including a 56-7 win over Northwestern last season.
This Week's Numbers
28 - Nebraska receiver Trey Palmer has 28 receptions through four games, the most ever by a Nebraska player through four games. Both Stanley Morgan (2017) and Jordan Westerkamp (2015) had 26 receptions in their first four games of the season.
111 - Saturday's matchup against Indiana will serve as Homecoming on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Nebraska is 83-23-4 all-time on Homecoming and has won 10 of its last 12 Homecoming contests. NU is 7-2 against Big Ten teams on Homecoming.
8 - Nebraska will open its Big Ten home schedule on Saturday night. The Huskers have won 8 of 11 Big Ten home openers since joining the conference.