After losing its Sept. 1 game with Akron due to weather, Nebraska has added Bethune-Cookman to its 2018 schedule to replace that game. The Oct. 27 game was announced Thursday afternoon.
“Our great fans and our football student-athletes deserve a full schedule, and we are glad to be able to provide an additional game on Oct. 27 against Bethune-Cookman,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said in the release. “We appreciate the patience of our fans through this process. While there may be some conflicts on what was originally a bye week, we know Memorial Stadium will be packed to watch the Huskers on a fall Saturday.”
The release also indicates that Nebraska will pay B-CU an $800,000 guarantee to make the trip to Lincoln. This is a significant savings over the $1.17 million it was to pay Akron for the now-canceled game. Television information and a kickoff time will be announced later, though the game will be part of the Big Ten television package.
Bethune-Cookman is 1-2 this season, and is part of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) of the FCS.