How To Watch Ohio State vs. Nebraska: Kickoff Time, TV, Streaming

Ohio State vs. Nebraska JK Dobbins

The Buckeyes head to Lincoln for their second road game of the year on Saturday. Here’s everything you need to know to watch Ohio State vs. Nebraska.

OSU leads the all-time series with the Cornhuskers, 6-1. They met twice in the 1950s, with the Buckeyes winning both.

The series resumed when Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011. The Huskers won the first game, coming back from a 27-6 deficit to win, 34-27.

Since then, it has been all Buckeyes. They won 63-38 in 2012, 62-3 in 2016, 56-14 in 2017, and 36-31 last year.

This will be only the third time OSU has ever played in Lincoln. The 2011 and 2017 games were the previous two.

This year’s Nebraska  team enters with a 3-1 record, and is 1-0 in Big Ten play.

The Buckeyes are 4-0, and 1-0 within the conference.

Kickoff Time

The game kicks off Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 pm Eastern.

TV & Streaming

You can watch the game on ABC, or stream it via the WatchESPN app. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Maria Taylor are on the call.


The game will be carried live on the Ohio State Football Radio Network. Find your local Ohio State Football radio station here.


If you’re tired of the summer weather seemingly dragging on forever this year, this is the game for you.

The high for Saturday in Nebraska is projected at just 64 with a 40 percent chance of rain and winds around 10-15 MPH.

You can find an updated weekend forecast for the Lincoln area here.

Point Spread

The Buckeyes are a 17.5-point favorite against the Cornhuskers. The Over/Under for the game is 67.

The point spread opener around 16.5 and has crept up by about a point in most places since then.

If you want to combine those numbers, that means Vegas is expecting something in the neighborhood of a 42-25 win for Ohio State.


Unlike many games the Buckeyes have played this season, this weekend’s game is a sellout. That’s not really surprising, considering every Nebraska home game since 1962 has been a sellout.

As always, there are other ways to get in. StubHub is the secondary market platform that Nebraska recommends.

As of Wednesday, you can get in the door for $128. But you can also get seats close to midfield for about $200 each. For a game that’s drawing College Gameday to campus, that’s pretty reasonable.

Normally, you can expect prices to drop as game day and kickoff time approaches. That may not happen quite as much this week, considering the hype around the game.

You can find a downloadable PDF seating chart for Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium here.

Or you can find a very cool interactive, Memorial Stadium 3-D seating chart here.

Gates at Memorial Stadium will open at 6:00 pm, 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

Memorial Stadium Bag Policy

You may bring one (1) clear bag into Memorial Stadium.

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags. The bag cannot be larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″.
  • Exceptions will be made for approved medical needs items after proper inspection.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Purses larger than a clutch bag
  • Coolers
  • Briefcases
  • Backpacks
  • Fanny packs
  • Solid drawstring bags
  • Luggage of any kind
  • Computer bags
  • Camera bags
  • Binocular Cases
  • Diaper Bags
  • Any bag larger than the permissible size
  • Non-approved seat cushions and chairbacks*

*Non-approved seat cushions and chairbacks include large traditional seat cushions that have backs or metal fastenings. Seat cushions must be 16″ or less in width.


All lots directly surrounding Memorial Stadium are reserved for Nebraska athletics donors, and there isn’t a way to pay for parking and reserve your spot for other lots in advance.

There are other options a little further out, which you can find on this map.

Nebraska recommends you consider their StarTran bus service to park at a lot and shuttle to the game. Shuttles cost $5 per person each way. You can find more information on the shuttles here.

You can find detailed information on the parking options here.

Have Other Questions?

You can find the rundown of all Memorial Stadium policies, services, and procedures here.

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