It was a rough go of it Saturday night in Lincoln as tens of thousands of Husker fans faced a disappointing night with no football. The stadium was electric as Scott Frost led his 2018 squad out of the tunnel, but shortly after kick-off, the team would go right back in to the locker room. It was as if the heavens were trying to match the electricity in the stadium as lighting forced an end to the first game in the Scott Frost era.
Saturday saw 90,000 fans pack the stadium for an NCAA record 363rd consecutive sellout, but the Sea of Red turned into an almost literal sea as rain pounded the fans.
Now, the Huskers will have to wait until next week to show off all the hard word they have put in since spring training. Nebraska will officially open the 2018 season against Colorado at 2:30 next Saturday afternoon.
Before the game was called off though, Husker Nation at least got a glimpse of the new Husker tunnel walk video. The montage took a look back at Nebraska's storied past with Hall of Fame Coach Tom Osborne, All-American Grant Wistrom and fullback Joel Makovicka, plus a word from the head coach: "There is no place like Nebraska."
Once the game was called, Fox Sports initially reported that the game would be played on Sunday morning but that report proved to be wrong as university officials announced at 10:30 that the game was canceled and would not be made up.
The UNL Athletic Department says any adjustments to the 2018 football schedule will be announced at a later date. Ticket holders have been encouraged to hold on to their tickets from the September 1 game though.
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