LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska football’s schedule has betrayed the team a bit to start the year.Scott Frost was supposed to get a manageable Week 1 game to start his career against Akron. The Zips have since defeated fellow Big Ten West club Northwestern, but it was supposed to be a winnable game to start.Instead, the game was rained out, due to the wild storms that hit much of the college football landscape a few weeks ago.Since, Nebraska has lost dramatic games to Colorado and Troy, and is still looking for win No. 1 under Frost.Losing the Akron game also took away a big shot at a win that could help the team towards bowl eligibility.Based on something that Scott Frost said during a teleconference today, it sounds like Nebraska will fill its Oct. 27 bye week to make up the lost game.As he discussed the issue of player safety on the Big Ten teleconference, Scott Frost alluded to Nebraska playing 12 straight weeks this season, which indicates Oct. 27 is likely a go. I’m told opponent is being finalized.— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) September 18, 2018Akron faces Central Michigan that day, so the Zips won’t be back on the schedule.Frost’s former school UCF shares an open date, and just had a cancellation of its own, but Frost basically admitted that he doesn’t want to face the Knights.ECU and Marshall are among those teams that have had canceled games that are off that week. There are also a number of FCS schools that could fit the bill.Meanwhile, things aren’t getting easier for the Huskers. The team heads to Michigan this weekend.
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