Weather: Mostly clear with temperatures in the 90s
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. MDT
Memorial Stadium (92,000)
Radio: KSL 1160 AM, 102.7 FM
For Nebraska The Cornhuskers are looking to get off to a good start to kick off the Mike Riley era.
For BYU The Cougars are seeking a road victory over a Big Ten opponent and one of the most storied programs in the country. It's the first meeting between the two teams.
For Nebraska The Cornhuskers have won 29 consecutive season-openers dating back to 1986.
For BYU The Cougars have won seven of their past eight season-openers.
Keys to the game
Nebraska will win if the Huskers can keep BYU’s Taysom Hill off the field by sustaining long scoring drives.
BYU will win if the Cougar offense can stay away from turnovers and penalties and the defense can avoid giving up big plays.
Opponent to watch
TOMMY ARMSTRONG, quarterback: The experienced junior is 16-5 as a starter. A talented runner, Armstrong is looking to improve on his 53 percent completion percentage last year.
BYU’S WIDE RECEIVERS VS. NEBRASKA’S SECONDARY: Can the Cougars’ array of receivers, including Mitch Mathews and Nick Kurtz, help Hill out by making plays through the air?
Nebraska: WR and punt return specialist De’Mornay Pierson-El is out with a foot injury that will sideline him for 6-8 weeks. WR Lavan Alston suffered a season-ending knee injury. TE Trey Foster is questionable with an ankle injury.
BYU: TE Steven Richards suffered a season-ending knee injury and LB Colby Jorgensen sustained a season-ending neck injury in fall camp.
Next Saturday, BYU hosts Boise State in its home-opener while Nebraska entertains South Alabama.
Sept. 5 — at Nebraska, 1:30 p.m. (ABC)
Sept. 12 — BOISE STATE, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Sept. 19 — at UCLA, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
Sept. 26 — at Michigan, TBA
Oct. 2 — CONNECTICUT, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Oct. 10 — EAST CAROLINA, TBA
Oct. 16 — CINCINNATI, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Oct. 24 — WAGNER, 1 p.m. (BYUtv)
Nov. 6 — at San Jose State, 9:30 p.m. (CBSS)
Nov. 14 — vs. Missouri, TBA
Nov. 21 — FRESNO STATE, TBA
Nov. 28 — at Utah State, 1:30 p.m. (CBSS)
All times Mountain