The Big Ten Conference won't be holding a football season in Fall 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there appears to be potential for one of the league's members to still take the field at least once before the calendars flip to 2021. According to a report from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead,
Nebraska and FCS power North Dakota State have been in talks about potentially playing a non-conference game in Lincoln, Nebraska this fall, per NDSU athletic director Matt Larsen.
The rumblings of a potential Huskers-Bison matchup come just a day after the Big Ten Conference, which Nebraska has been a member of since the 2011 season, made the decision to cancel its Fall 2020 football season, with hopes of playing its reduced conference-only schedule in Spring 2021. Nebraska leadership, however, expressed disappointment in the conference's decision in a joint statement, and head coach Scott Frost
, on Monday, even entertained the possibility of the Huskers seeking alternative routes to playing football in the coming months if the Big Ten opted to punt on the fall.