Before the 2018 college football season began for Nebraska, the Cornhuskers were set to play the Akron Zips at home. Unfortunately, awful weather resulted in the game getting canceled in September.
Luckily for the Zips, it appears they'll receive their opportunity--as well as money--to face the Cornhuskers in the 2025 season.
Akron will get $1.45 million to face Nebraska in the future, as reporter Brett McMurphy revealed the news. It should provide the Cornhuskers a chance to get off to a winning start before playing opponents in the Big Ten.
Even though the Zips struggled mightily throughout this season, perhaps an upset down the road is possible. Either way, the school will benefit greatly from the funding provided in this game.
In addition, the Cornhuskers will pay the Zips $650,000 for the canceled game from this past season.
Nebraska already has another non-conference matchup scheduled for the 2025 season, as Scott Frost will lead his program against the Cincinnati Bearcats.
The Cornhuskers aren't wasting time when it comes to planning for their future.