The Nebraska-Akron Game Is Now Being Delayed

first_imgNebraska fans play football outside Memorial Stadium.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMPER 6: People play ball before the game between the McNeese State Cowboys and the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska fans are pretty jacked up for the start of the Scott Frost era in Lincoln, Neb. tonight. Memorial Stadium is packed for the Huskers’ season-opener against Akron.Unfortunately for Nebraska fans, though, we’ve got a weather delay. The beginning of the Scott Frost era in Lincoln is going to have to wait.Nebraska just announced that the game is in a weather delay due to storms. Lightning has been spotted in the area and anytime lightning is spotted, the game is delayed for at least 30 minutes.The Huskers say the status of the game will be updated in 30 minutes.Here’s the full announcement:“We are currently in a weather delay. We will resume 30 minutes from the last lightning strike,” Nebraska announced.We are currently in a weather delay. We will resume 30 minutes from the last lightning strike. #GBR ⛈☹️— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) September 2, 2018Nebraska and Akron are playing on FOX. The Huskers are starting a true freshman behind center in Adrian Martinez. He’s the first true freshman in program history to start at quarterback for Nebraska in a Week 1 game.Frost has been pumped about Martinez since he signed him nine months ago.“I’m excited about him. He has a lot of potential,” Frost said on BTN. “When I was evaluating quarterbacks a year ago around the country, he was my favorite one. His ability to run and throw and his maturity as a kid are going to serve him really well, and for the offense that we run, I didn’t think there was a better fit in the country. Once we took the Nebraska job, we got a hold of him right away and we’re thrilled to have him on campus.”Stay tuned for more weather updates for Nebraska and Akron. An update is expected to be provided in 30 minutes.last_img read more