Nov 16, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Michigan State Spartans receiver R.J. Shelton (12) heads to the end zone against the Nebraska Cornhuskers defender Arron Curry (96) in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State-Nebraska football gets prime time national TV slot


The Big Ten added to the list of nationally televised prime time games they will have this season with the announcement that the Michigan State-Nebraska game on Oct. 4 will be broadcast at 8 p.m. game on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

Both Michigan State and Nebraska were big audience draws last season, and it’s certain that the networks don’t want to pass up any opportunity to get something golden from Nebraska coach Bo Pelini in what will be an important conference matchup.

The ABC/ESPN network now has six B1G games scheduled for prime time viewing:

Saturday, Sept. 6 — Virginia Tech at Ohio State, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Sept. 20 — Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska, 8 p.m. (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2) Nebraska football tickets

Saturday, Oct. 4 — Nebraska at Michigan State, 8 p.m. (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)

Saturday, Oct. 11 — Penn State at Michigan, 7 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)

Saturday, Oct. 25 — Ohio State at Penn State, 8 p.m. (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)

Saturday, Nov. 1 — Illinois at Ohio State, 8 p.m. (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)

Several early preseason polls, including ESPN have Michigan State ranked in the top ten, while Nebraska has yet to catch a sniff of preseason respect to this point.

 

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