Nebraska to host BYU in 2015

By Kevin Kelley -

NebraskaBYUThe BYU Cougars will travel to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 2015, the schools have announced.

BYU and Nebraska will square off at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Sept. 5, 2015. The game will mark the first ever meeting between the two schools.

“This is a great opportunity to play an outstanding football team in one of the storied football stadiums in the country,” said BYU AD Tom Holmoe. “Nebraska was looking for a game in 2015 and the timing was good for BYU. I look forward to developing a long term relationship with Nebraska.”

BYU now has five games scheduled for the 2015 season. After opening at Nebraska, the Cougars will host Boise State on Sept. 12. BYU also hosts Utah State on Fri., Oct. 2 and then travels to Southern Miss on Oct. 17 and Hawaii on Nov. 7.

After hosting BYU, the Cornhuskers welcome South Alabama on Sept. 12 before traveling to face Miami (FL) on Sept. 19. Nebraska’s final non-conference game of 2015 is at home against Southern Miss on Sept. 26.

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10 Comments to Nebraska to host BYU in 2015

  1. Maize_in_Spartyland said....

    Nice to see Nebraska filling out their future schedules when they haven’t filled out their 2012 schedule yet.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm
  2. Paul B said....

    nice to see the cougars get a good game. wish it was more than a one and done though…..

    February 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm
  3. Tim said....

    According to this, they also completed their 2012 schedule w/ Idaho State:
    http://sports.omaha.com/2012/02/23/football-nebraska-to-play-idaho-state-in-2012/

    February 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm
  4. justin said....

    this was supposed to be a H/H or at least a H/H/N…hope NU returns the favor. in 2016 they have 3 home OOC games…they should come to Provo for their 4th!

    February 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm
  5. Ca blue said....

    Nice. I like it. I have imagined for decades a game against Nebraska.

    Holmoe said he hopes to develop a “long term relationship with Nebraska.” I hope that translates to seeing the ‘Huskers in Provo as well. The long contract with Notre Dame was nice, but 2-for-1 deals tend to starve the BYU season ticket holder. It’s hard to survive on a steady diet of FCS teams. Let’s bring ‘em home, Tom!

    February 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm
  6. dandyd said....

    Nebraska had better return a game to Provo. Nebraska has a long time history of not returning games to the other site. Some teams that Nebraska owes a road game to are TCU 2x, Miami 2x, Florida St. 4x, Arizona State 1x, Troy 2x, Texas 1x and Oklahoma 1x just to name a few.

    It would be nice to see that loser organization fess up to playing road games at tougher sites.

    November 3, 2012 at 2:21 am
    • Derek Johnson said....

      Very respectfully, Nebraska does not, nor will they ever owe Troy a road game. If you play in the Sun Belt conference, no major conference team should owe you a home game. Heck, now Southern Miss, a good mid-major, is practically handing Nebraska three home games for $900,000 apiece. USM tried to prove a point w/a 2-1 road-home series, but it was all lot of work for nothing.

      Let me explain college football to you: it’s a club, and the guys at the top shouldn’t have to acknowledge the middle with obligatory road games. We make more money and carry the sport with our home games and TV packages, and before you complain, just remember that Nebraska and other schools are in this position for one reason: we care more than you do.

      December 31, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    • Chad said....

      How in the heck does Neb owe Texas and Oklahoma home games when we were in the same conference? The entire post above is complete nonsense… Get your facts straight

      August 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm
  7. Derek Johnson said....

    Whenever you get a program as good as BYU to agree to a single game, you have to pay up, even if it costs more than million. Props to Osborne for doing it.

    December 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm