The Nebraska Cornhuskers take to the road for the first time in the 2019 season, traveling to Boulder,
Colo., to take on the Buffaloes on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff between the former conference rivals is
set for 2:30 CT (1:30 MT) at CU’s Folsom Field, with national television coverage provided by FOX and
radio coverage available on the Husker Sports Network from Learfield-IMG.
Nebraska heads to Colorado after a 35-21 season-opening victory over South Alabama in Lincoln. The
Huskers relied on an opportunistic defense and special teams in the win. Nebraska reached the end zone
on an interception return, fumble return and punt return to overcome a sluggish offensive performance
on opening day.
Colorado also comes into the game off a win, posting a 52-31 victory over Colorado State on Friday
night in Denver. The Buffs’ explosive offense showed great balance in the victory, rushing for 243 yards
and adding 232 yards through the air. Colorado trailed 21-17 late in the second quarter against CSU,
but outscored the Rams 35-10 from that point powered by four takeaways.
Nebraska and Colorado are meeting for the second consecutive season, as part of four games between
2018 and 2024. Colorado pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback to win in last year’s meeting in Lincoln.
Overall, Nebraska holds a commanding 49-19-2 edge in the series. The two schools were in the same
conference for more than 60 years in the Big Seven, Big Eight and Big 12, before moving to the Big Ten
and Pac-12, respectively, in 2011.
- Nebraska makes its first trip to Boulder to take on Colorado in 10 seasons.
The last meeting at Folsom Field occurred in the 2009 regular-season finale.
Nebraska and Colorado are scheduled to meet again in 2023 and 2024.
- Nebraska scored three non-offensive touchdowns in its victory over South
Alabama, including an interception return, punt return and fumble return.
It marked the first time Nebraska had three non-offensive touchdowns in a
season a game since 2005.
- Nebraska had five takeaways in the season opener against South Alabama.
It tied the Blackshirt defense’s high in takeaways in Coach Scott Frost’s two
seasons and marked just the fourth time since 2010 that Nebraska has had
five or more takeaways
- NEBRASKA HAS LONG HISTORY VS. PAC-12
Nebraska’s meeting with Colorado continues a tradition of marquee non-conference games against
Pac-12 opponents. Since 1983, Nebraska has played 33 regular-season non-conference games
against teams that were in the Pac-12 at the time.
• Nebraska is 23-10 against the Pac-12 in regular-season games in that span, including a 6-1 record
against Arizona State and a 5-3 mark vs. UCLA. The record against the Pac-12 foes only includes
last year’s meeting with Colorado, not games against Colorado when the schools were conference
• Nebraska has also played five bowl games in that time period against the Pac-12, going 2-3 in
• Nebraska played at least one non-conference game against a Pac-12 foe for 17 straight seasons
from 1983 to 1999.
• Nebraska has four games on its future schedules against Pac-12 opponents. In addition to the
2023/2024 series with Colorado, Nebraska will play Arizona in 2028 and 2031.