NU-Miami matchup is set for afternoon kickoff

Nebraska beat Miami 41-31 last season and will play the Hurricanes on their home field for the fifth time since the 1983 season on Sept. 19. The game has been set for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ABC and ESPN2.

Nebraska's game at Miami on Sept. 19 has been set for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will be televised nationally by ABC and ESPN2.

The game is Mike Riley's first on the road as Nebraska's coach, and Nebraska will be facing Miami in its home stadium for the fifth time since the 1983 season. The previous four matchups all occurred in the Orange Bowl game at the old Orange Bowl.

The Huskers will be playing at Sun Life Stadium for the third time in school history. Nebraska won back-to-back Orange Bowls in the stadium following the 1996 and 1997 seasons, defeating Virginia Tech and Tennessee. In those days it was known as Pro Player Stadium.

The game-time announcement is the third known kickoff time in NU's nonconference season. The Huskers' Sept. 12 game against South Alabama in Lincoln will kick off at 7 p.m. and be televised by BTN. NU's Sept. 26 homecoming matchup with Southern Miss is set for an 11 a.m. kickoff. Game time and television information for the Sept. 5 home opener with BYU have not been set.

NU target to wait on committing

Nebraska probably won't get a commitment from Wayne (New Jersey) DePaul Catholic defender Quayshon Alexander on Monday.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder — a top-300 athlete, according to 247 Sports and ESPN - confirmed to The World-Herald on Friday that he'll hold off on committing to the Huskers until he takes official visits in the fall. He confirmed again what he'd told The World-Herald on Tuesday: As of now, he plans official visits to Nebraska, Arizona State, Iowa and Pittsburgh.

Alexander's brother, Kiy Hester, plays at Rutgers. Alexander has made several unofficial visits to Rutgers. Alexander told The World-Herald on Tuesday that Hester "understands more than anyone" that Alexander has to make his own choice in the process and not necessarily be held to attending Rutgers.

Nebraska is recruiting Alexander as a linebacker. Most programs see him as a defensive end.

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