Nebraska and Ohio State kick off in the Huskers’ second big night game under the lights of Memorial Stadium in consecutive weeks. Stay here for live updates, scores and analysis. The teams play Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
The Huskers are 3-3 going into the game, including 2-1 in the Big Ten. Ohio State is ranked in the top 10 at 5-1 overall (3-0 Big Ten). It’s the second week in a row Nebraska is getting a top-10 team at home at night. The Huskers lost to Wisconsin, 38-17, last week.
Nebraska-Ohio State live updates, score
Here’s a quarter-by-quarter look at how everything has unfolded, as the game happens:
Ohio State 56, Nebraska 14 (Q4, 14:20): As expected, Ohio State scores.
For reference, that was a 66 yard touchdown drive that took 15 plays and 6:24 off the clock.
Ohio State 49, Nebraska 14 (Q3, 0:00): Fourth quarter time. Ohio State is probably about to score. That’s where we’re at right now.
Ohio State 49, Nebraska 14 (Q3, 5:52): Tanner Lee to Stanley Morgan Jr. gives Nebraska just a little more life. Not a lot, but it’s something.
Ohio State 49, Nebraska 7 (Q3, 7:49): And Ohio State answers just like that. This time is only took 7 plays and 3:16 to go 75 yards into the end zone.
Ohio State 42, Nebraska 7 (Q3, 11:05): Well, it won’t be a shutout. Nebraska is officially on the board with a 77-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Lee to JD Spielman.
.@HuskerFBNation is on the board.
Tanner Lee finds JD Spielman for the loonnggg TD: pic.twitter.com/kNpUdc5IHP
— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) October 15, 2017
For what it’s worth, those two came to play tonight.
JD Spielman with 5 catches for a career-high 143 yards and a TD. Ties for 10th on NU's single-game single-season yards.
— Shamus McKnight (@LeftyShamus) October 15, 2017
Ohio State 42, Nebraska 0 (Q3, 11:29): What is there even to say? That was a 75 yard touchdown drive for the Buckeyes, and the beat goes on.
Ohio State 35, Nebraska 0 (HALFTIME): Here’s a rough statistic.
Since Urban Meyer arrived at Ohio State in 2012, the Buckeyes have scored 160 pts vs Nebraska in 10 quarters of play.
— Matt Schick (@ESPN_Schick) October 15, 2017
Ohio State 35, Nebraska 0 (Q2, HALF): Well, Ohio State has 366 total yards of offense to Nebraska’s 116.
Memorial Stadium is also emptying out pretty heavily right now.
Ohio State 35, Nebraska 0 (Q2, 1:10): And it just keeps getting worse. Another touchdown for the Buckeyes but this one was 59 yards on 8 plays.
Notice something? It has taken the Buckeyes on average 8 plays to get into the end zone. Make of that what you will.
Ohio State 28, Nebraska 0 (Q2, 8:20): Well, this is something.
Another touchdown for the Buckeyes. That one went 71 yards on 8 plays.
Ohio State 21, Nebraska 0 (Q2, 13:37): Ohio State scored again on a drive that went 80 yards on 8 plays.
Ohio State 14, Nebraska 0 (Q1, 0:00): Well, it could be worse. Right?
Ohio State 14, Nebraska 0 (Q1, 1:48): Nebraska’s last drive was better, but still no points for the Huskers. A nice run by Devine Ozigbo was brought back after a holding call on Nick Gates. Felt a little questionable, but that’s neither here nor there now.
Ohio State back with the ball. Can the Blackshirts stop the Buckeyes this time?
Ohio State 14, Nebraska 0 (Q1, 4:23): Well, this leaves something to be desired for the Huskers.
So far #Nebraska is averaging 0.8 yards per play and Ohio State is averaging 9.2
— Adam Carriker (@AdamCarriker94) October 15, 2017
Ohio State 14, Nebraska 0 (Q1, 4:55): Tonight’s attendance is 89,346.
Ohio State 14, Nebraska 0 (Q1, 5:39): Ohio State scores again. Already getting ugly at Memorial Stadium.
Oh, and add that 85-yard scoring drive to the list below.
Ohio State 7, Nebraska 0 (Q1, 9:27): Quick note about Nebraska’s starting field position. As of now, the Huskers have a 23-yard advantage in average starting field position.
Lightbourn is doing his job, so there’s that.
Ohio State 7, Nebraska 0 (Q1, 9:27): Nebraska can’t continue to go 3-and-out. The Huskers really need to get something going on offense. Anything, really.
Ohio State 7, Nebraska 0 (Q1, 10:47): Probably not the statistic Nebraska fans want to hear, but the Huskers have now given up touchdown drives of 96, 93 and 85 yards in the past three quarters.
Ohio State 7, Nebraska 0 (Q1, 10:47): Nebraska loses the edge and Ohio State takes advantage of it. That’s been a problem that has plagued the Huskers quite a bit this season.
Nebraska 0, Ohio State 0 (Q1, 11:08): Speaking of Bootle, he is playing safety. Normally listed at cornerback behind Lamar Jackson.
Nebraska 0, Ohio State 0 (Q1, 12:05): They reviewed it, but it stood as a completed pass. Regardless, big hit by Bootle.
Nebraska 0, Ohio State 0 (Q1, 12:05): Dicaprio Bootle with a big hit on Ohio State’s Parris Campbell. Campbell was also down for a period of time after the hit, but is now up and walking.
Bootle also appeared to walk away with the ball, but Campbell was likely down. Still an impressive play.
Nebraska 0, Ohio State 0 (Q1, 13:31): Nothing on the Huskers’ first drive, but Caleb Lightbourn booted it 57-yards to put it on the 4-yard line. Not bad.
Nebraska 0, Ohio State 0 (Q1, 15:00): Ohio State won the toss and deferred to the second half. Nebraska with the ball to start.
Let’s do this.
6 p.m.: A few last minute updates before kickoff.
4:38 p.m.: Huskers have some big time support today.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 14, 2017
4:15 p.m.: It’s a bit of a dreary and foggy day in Lincoln but the team has arrived.
12 a.m.: It’s game day.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) October 14, 2017
Nebraska-Ohio State game time, information
Nebraska and Ohio State are playing on FOX Sports 1.
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. local)
Date: Saturday, October 14
TV channel: FS1
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
Weather: Steady light rain in the morning with showers continuing in the afternoon. High near 65 degrees. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80 percent.
The line: Nebraska is listed as a 24-point underdog, per MyBookie.
Nebraska-Ohio State preview
Nebraska continues Big Ten play on Saturday against the No. 9 Ohio State Buckeyes under the lights of Memorial Stadium. The Huskers are currently 3-3 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play after a 38-17 loss to Wisconsin at home last Saturday. Ohio State arrives at Memorial Stadium with a 5-1 record overall and a 3-0 mark in Big Ten play.
Nebraska and Ohio State will meet for the second straight year on Saturday, which also marks the fourth time the two have met as Big Ten opponents. The two will have to get used to seeing each other as well, as the Huskers and Buckeyes are set to meet each of the next four years.
Nebraska’s only win over Ohio State came on Oct. 8, 2011. The victory happened in Lincoln and was the Huskers’ first Big Ten home game after joining the conference. The Huskers rallied from a 27-6 deficit to win 34-27, which remains the largest comeback in school history.
Prior to the Huskers joining the Big Ten, Nebraska and Ohio State met only twice (in 1955 and 1956). Nebraska lost both of those meetings, which took place in Columbus, Ohio.
Nebraska may be a 24-point underdog Saturday night, but the matchup features two of college football’s historically great programs overall. When looking at most wins over the past 30, 40, 50 or 60 years, the Huskers and Buckeyes both rank in the top 4 in all of those categories. The two programs also boast a combined 11 national championships and 81 conference champions. Five of those national championship belong to Nebraska, as well as 46 conference titles.
Coach Mike Riley knows Ohio State is a physical team, which is something his group is preparing for.
“They’ve been hitting on all cylinders for sure,” Riley said at Monday’s news conference. “Defensively, playing fast, and they’re talented, and they play fast, and they’re well coached, and same thing offensively.”
While Riley understands fans may be frustrated by the loss to Wisconsin, he hopes the Huskers faithful can show up big for another game under the lights. It’s an important element and key to keeping Nebraska in the game, so he wants another exciting crowd Saturday night.
“That atmosphere, that kind of crowd, that kind of excitement is the identity of Nebraska, and the whole country sees it, and I know they’ll bring it again,” Riley said.
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