The Nebraska Cornhuskers open their 130th season on Saturday by hosting the South Alabama Jaguars at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff for the 2019 season opener is set for 11 a.m. and the matchup will be televised nationally on ESPN, with radio coverage available on select stations of the Nebraska Rural Radio Association.
Nebraska enters the 2019 season with a No. 24 preseason ranking in the Associated Press poll, marking the Huskers’ first appearance in the preseason poll in five years. The Huskers are one of seven teams from the Big Ten Conference ranked in the AP preseason poll.
The Big Ten led all conferences with seven teams ranked in the preseason poll, and the seven ranked teams tied the conference record for the most teams appearing in the preseason AP top 25. Nebraska also received the most votes among non-ranked teams in the USA Today coaches’ poll.
Scott Frost will lead his second Husker team against a South Alabama squad that also features a second-year head coach in Steve Campbell. The Jaguars went 3-8 in Campbell’s first season, including a season-ending victory over Coastal Carolina. Frost guided Nebraska to a 4-8 record in his debut season in Lincoln.
Scott Frost at Monday Press Conference (Full Comments)
The Huskers improved dramatically throughout the course of the season, winning four of their final six games with both losses in that stretch coming on the road to teams that ended the 2018 season ranked and are in the 2019 preseason top-25 polls.
Adrian Martinez, a 2019 team captain, addresses the media.
Darrion Daniels, defensive tackle, takes questions from the media.
Matt Farniok, Nebraska offensive tackle, discusses the 2019 season.
Dedrick Mills addresses the media on Monday afternoon.
Nebraska is 1-0 all-time against South Alabama, and the Huskers are 9-1 against current Sun Belt teams.