Sept. 5, 2009 — 6:10 p.m. CDT, PPV
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln
Official football site
Palm Beach Post
Boca Raton weather
This is the Huskers' first game against Florida Atlantic, but it's not their first go-around against FAU coach Howard Schnellenberger. The Huskers faced his Miami Hurricanes in the 1984 Orange Bowl and his Oklahoma Sooners in the Big Eight's very last conference game in 1995. A win in the bowl game gave Schnellenberger and Miami a breakthrough national title. A shutout loss in the 1995 game helped send him out the door after one season (5-5-1) as OU's coach. He also was the offensive coordinator for the Alabama team that beat Nebraska in the 1966 Orange Bowl.
Stories leading up to the game are listed here in reverse chronological order.
The curtain rises tonight on a young cast of Huskers with high hopes for the 2009 season. Get your game-day coverage from the papers in Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Omaha (1, 2, 3), Orlando and Palm Beach. | Commentary: McKeever, Shatel
His familys journey has shaped Ndamukong Suh.
From Sam McKewon, five keys to the Florida Atlantic game.
We are going to win, says FAU fullback Willie Rose.
Game predictions so far are unanimously with the Huskers.
Zac Lees lack of playing time in Lincoln makes him something of a mystery to FAU.
Steve Sipple doesnt see a redshirt season coming for Cody Green.
No load seems great enough to turn Roy Helu away from the positive. More player features: Zac Lee, the Arizona bunch
FAUs Rusty Smith says cockiness cost him dearly early last season.
In his first start at center, the Owls Ryan Wischnefski faces a big challenge named Suh. | FAU notes
Will Cody Green play? The staff isnt tipping its hand.
The LJS discusses the game in its sportswriters roundtable and analyzes the Owls in its Florida Atlantic Insider.
For NUs young linebackers, growing up fast has been a must.
Here are some pointers on getting to the stadium with the State Fair going on.
It was a really good practice Wednesday, says Carl Pelini, who sheds some light on the linebacker portion of the depth chart. Notes: 1, 2
Tad Stryker wonders: Can the team run between the tackles with success this year?
Husker Dan is hoping to witness a little payback Saturday night.
Injuries have hit the Florida Atlantic defensive line, but the Owls still hope to rattle Zac Lee early. We can sneak up on them, says FAU O-lineman Lavoris Williams.
Championships are won by teams that rush the football, Shawn Watson says in discussing his multiple offense.
Ndamukong Suh embraces his status as a marked man and uses it for motivation. Alex Henery gets along fine without a kicking specialist on the coaching staff. More player features: Marcel Jones, Jacob Hickman, D.J. Jones
Bo Pelini has some anxieties right now, but hes confident in QB Zac Lee. More from Tuesdays press conference: Video of Lee, Suh, Pelini, Asante, | Notes: 1, 2
The defensive line knows its essential to put some heat on the Owls prolific quarterback, Rusty Smith.
Zac Lee says hes at ease with the role hes taking on.
Howard Schnellenberger torches a big Nebraska "N" at a preseason bonfire & rally.
Injuries put a crimp on Florida Atlantics practices.
A look at Florida Atlantic, the program Howard Schnellenberger built from scratch.