Unity Walk

The Huskers took a different route into Memorial Stadium so more fans could see the Unity Walk.

The Huskers walked into the stadium a little bit differently on Saturday.

After hopping off the bus, the Huskers hanged a right instead of walking straight into East Stadium by the Bob Devaney statue like usual. Led by senior Mick Stoltenberg and freshmen Adrian Martinez and Maurice Washington, Nebraska walked through a horde of Husker fans down a pathway into North Stadium. Fans lined up from the bus to the North Stadium entrance.

Nebraska players and coaches took their time to high-five fans and hug family.

» After a nightmare of rain a week ago, it looks like the weather will be kind to Huskerland on Saturday.

Temperature should be right around 70 degrees at kickoff at 2:36 p.m. Clouds are in the forecast, but the sun should break through by the second half.

There is a 2 percent chance of rain. Perfect September football weather.

» If it feels like a long time since Nebraska played a football game, that's because it is. The 288-day gap is the longest since a 301-day stretch between the seasons in 1968 and 1969.

Sept. 8 is also the latest date for a Husker season opener in 29 years, going back to the Sept. 9, 1989 opener against Illinois. Nebraska has started a season on Sept. 8 two other times — a 42-7 win over Wyoming in 1984 and a 40-13 victory against UCLA in Tom Osborne's head-coaching debut in 1973.

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» Nebraska has won 31 of its last 32 season openers, including 21 by at least three touchdowns since 1990. The lone defeat was the Hail Mary 33-28 loss to BYU in 2015.

» Nebraska's last victory came 315 days ago against Purdue. Scott Frost's last loss was 630 days ago against Arkansas State in the AutoNation Cure Bowl.

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