Nebraska Football: Broadcast crew set for Huskers vs Illini Week 9

ESPN broadcaster Dave Pasch (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
ESPN broadcaster Dave Pasch (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska football team has one of its toughest games of the year on Saturday afternoon when the Huskers square off against the 17th-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini. This is a game that will determine whether or not the Cornhuskers will stay in the running for the Big Ten West or take a big hit to their bowl game hopes.

Nebraska football fans have spent two weeks waiting for this matchup after a close loss to Purdue knocked the team out of a tie for first place in the division. While fans have been hoping for a bounce back, they’ve had to wait through a bye week in order to see if it can be done.

Illinois, too had a bye week though the Illini fans have been waiting to see just how far this cinderella story can go. Bret Bielema’s squad lost their season opener to Indiana and has gone on a roll since.

Illinois is now 6-1 and jumped into the Top 25 after their latest win. They then moved up while they weren’t even playing a game. Coming into the game as 7.5-point favorites, the Illini are looking to keep racking up wins and gear up for a matchup with either Michigan or Ohio State in the Big Ten Title game.

So when these two teams take the field at 2:30 pm on Saturday, just who is going to be on the call? It turns out it will be some familiar faces and voices on the broadcast.

The Nebraska football vs. Illinois game is going to be televised on ABC (which you can also watch on FuboTV here). Dave Pasch is expected to handle play-by-play duties, with Dusty Dvoracek as the analyst and Tom Luginbill also on the call as the reporter.

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It’s a safe bet that if nothing else, Husker fans are going to be happy they don’t have to watch Matt Millen talk glowingly about the opposing quarterback.