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Husker games at Wisconsin and Ohio State to be in primetime

Husker games at Wisconsin and Ohio State to be in primetime

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J.T. Barrett

The Huskers will meet Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett under the lights when Nebraska travels to Ohio State on Nov. 5.

What many would assume to be Nebraska's two toughest road tests of the upcoming season will both be played under the lights.

It was announced Monday that Husker games at Wisconsin and Ohio State will both be in primetime, televised on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Those games take place in back-to-back weeks.

The precise kickoff time for the Oct. 29 game against Wisconsin is not yet set. It will be either 6, 7 or 8. The game against the Buckeyes will start at 7.

Nebraska will try to break its skid on road trips to both Madison and Columbus. NU was defeated 48-17 in a night game in Wisconsin in 2011 and lost there 59-24 two years ago.

The Huskers have only made one trip to Ohio State since joining the Big Ten, losing 63-38 to the Buckeyes in a night game in 2012 after jumping to an early lead.

Other Big Ten night games on the ESPN networks that were announced include Michigan at Rutgers on Oct. 8, Ohio State at Wisconsin on Oct. 15, Ohio State at Penn State on Oct. 22,  Northwestern at Ohio State on Oct. 29 and Michigan at Iowa on Nov. 12.

It was also reported last week that Nebraska's season opener against Fresno State will be under the lights on BTN, though no official announcement or specific time has been given.

Reach the writer at or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.


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