“Nebraska comes into the game with a 1-2 record following a hard-fought 30-23 victory over Penn State on Saturday in Lincoln. The Huskers took a 27-6 lead into halftime after an inspired effort in the first 30 mintues, including two defensive takeaways. Nebraska then held on with two defensive stops inside the 15 in the final five minutes to secure its first victory of the 2020 season. Redshirt freshman quarterback Luke McCaffrey made his first career start in the win and accounted for 219 yards of total offense.
Illinois comes to Lincoln with a 1-3 record, following a 23-20 victory at Rutgers on Saturday afternoon. The Illini rolled up 341 rushing yards in the victory and dominated the second half, posting better than 300 yards of total offense after intermission. The Fighting Illini victory came after they had previously dropped games against Big Ten West teams.” Wisconsin, Purdue and Minnesota to open the season. “
This Saturday will be the first Game Day for our newest watch-site, The Craftsman. Let’s give them a warm Husker welcome by having a good turnout!
As always, if traveling to The Craftsman Kitchen & Cocktails in north Scottsdale doesn’t work for you, support your favorite official HNA watch-sites.
Our Huskers (0-2) are still hunting for their first season win and first home game in this week’s matchup in Lincoln vs. the Penn State Nittany Lions (0-3). This week is our time!
From Huskers.com: “The game will match two traditional Big Ten college football powers who are looking for their first victory of the 2020 season. The contest against the Nittany Lions will mark Nebraska’s second attempt at a 2020 home opener. Nebraska was scheduled to open its home schedule on Halloween against Wisconsin, but that game was canceled. As a result, Nebraska opened the season with two road games for the first time since 1995, and will play three of its five remaining scheduled games at Memorial Stadium.”
Our featured watch-sites this week are 1) The Arena at 6245 E Bell Rd., Ste. 101. Scottsdale, AZ 85254, and 2) Moon Valley Grill in central Phoenix at 15414 N 7th St #2. Both have outdoor patio seating..
Balloon Release at MVG
As always, if traveling to Clancy’s Pub in Scottsdale or Moon Valley Grill in Phoenix doesn’t work for you, support your favorite official HNA watch-sites.
Nebraska is coming off an unexpected off week following the cancellation of last week’s matchup with Wisconsin last Wednesday. The Huskers opened the season with a 52-17 loss at No. 5 Ohio State on Oct. 24, a game in which Nebraska was tied at 14-14 in the second quarter.
Northwestern enters the game with a 2-0 record following a 21-20 victory at Iowa on Saturday. The Wildcats fell behind 17-0 in the first quarter, but rallied to close the deficit to 20-14 at halftime, and scored a go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter for the only points of the second half.
Our featured watch-site is Clancy’s Pub in Scottsdale at 3697 & 4432 N Miller Road (Camelback & Miller).
We are excited for our season opener at Connolly’s Sports Grill. Good News: there is outdoor seating if you feel safer outside.
Reminder: it’s an early one…9 a.m. kickoff
Also, in case you didn’t see the email we sent out today, Whiskey Rose just renewed as a watch-site this week. They are located in the Westgate Entertainment District near Cardinals Stadium in Glendale.
The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors has approved plans for the 2020 football season, including a 10-game Conference-only schedule, beginning as early as Sept. 5.
Nebraska’s schedule will consist of games against each of the other six schools in the Big Ten West Division, as well as four cross-division games against schools in the East Division. The Huskers will open the 2020 season on the road at Rutgers on Sept. 5, before its home opener against West Division foe Illinois on Sept. 12.
“Due to the current Covid-19 condition in Arizona the Committee has decided for the safety of all, it is best to postpone this event…Troon North Golf Club graciously released the Committee out of our contractual agreement for the golf date. All Golf Registrations will be refunded.”
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