Nebraska Football vs Illinois: Start time, live stream, TV info and more

Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Artur Sitkowski (9) drops back to pass (Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)
Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Artur Sitkowski (9) drops back to pass (Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska football team has a tall order ahead of it when it comes to trying to upend the 17th-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini. They’re going to need to find a way to get Illinois to stop doing what it doesn’t best, which is play stifling defense.

There is a bit of a ray of hope in that regard, considering that Casey Thompson and Trey Palmer showed what an explosive combination they can be when they really get going. It feels like it’s been a long time since the Huskers had a real offensive weapon the caliber of Palmer.

Of course, in order to get the ball to Palmer, they’re going to have to find a way to keep Thompson from running for his life and leaving the game due to injury. That is definitely easier said than done.

There’s going to be plenty of Nebraska football fans wanting to see whether or not the Cornhuskers can rise up and really give the Illini a game. Luckily, we’ve got all the details on how to watch and listen this Saturday.

Nebraska football vs. Illinois: How to watch/listen

Date: October 29
Time: 2:30pm CT
TV Channel: ABC
Live Stream Video: fuboTV (watch here)
Live Stream Radio:  1400 & 99.3 KLIN (Nebraska)/ 590 The Fan KFNS (Illinois)

Nebraska football weather update

It appears that the contest between the Illini and the Huskers is going to be played in near perfect weather. The forecast for Lincoln at the moment shows that it will be about 62 degrees at kickoff and should stay nice and warm throughout the game. For those wanting to keep hourly track of the weather, you can do that here.

Nebraska football vs. Illinois odds

According to FanDuel and WynnBet, the big favorite to win on Saturday afternoon is Illinois. They are currently 7.5-point favorites, with the total being 50.5 for the day.

Those who aren’t necessarily looking to put money on the game, but wanna know who might win, it turns out the Nebraska football team has just a 31.7 percent chance of victory according to ESPN’s FPI ratings.