Sports Blog: BYU to play Nebraska in 2015

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Tom Holmoe announced the scheduling of a game against the University of Nebraska to be played in Lincoln, Neb., on Sept. 5, 2015 earlier Thursday in a news release.

“This is a great opportunity to play an outstanding football team in one of the storied football stadiums in the country,” said Holmoe in the news release. “Nebraska was looking for a game in 2015 and the timing was good for BYU.”

Nebraska has a proud history in the college football world. Led by a strong running game and a dominating defense, they have been carving up teams for years.

Some of the recent graduates that students may be familiar with are Ndamakung Suh, Prince Amukamara, Barrett Ruud and Kyle Vanden Bosch.

Nebraska is one of the most successful programs in the country, having compiled an 833-342 since 1890, a 122-year history.

2011 was the first season for Nebraska in the Big 10, and they finished with a 9-4 record in the Legends Division of that conference.

Memorial Stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in the country, able to fit 86,304 crazy, screaming fans every game. If the stadium could be considered a city, it would be the third largest city when full in the entire state.

The two universities have never faced each other, although both schools have achieved recognition on the national level for award winners and national championships.

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