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Nebraska Adds 12th Football Game To 2018 Schedule

Flag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 23: Flag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Nebraska football will play a 12th game after all here in Scott Frost's first season. The team's season opener against Akron was canceled during a bad storm in Week 1.

The Huskers are adding a team from the FCS ranks to their schedule: Bethune-Cookman.

The Wildcats shared an open date with the Huskers on Oct. 27, making it a logical match. The team only had 11 games scheduled.

Nebraska's football's game against Bethune-Cookman was announced moments ago.

Via Nebraska:

“Our great fans and our football student-athletes deserve a full schedule, and we are glad to be able to provide an additional game on Oct. 27 against Bethune-Cookman,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “We appreciate the patience of our fans through this process. While there may be some conflicts on what was originally a bye week, we know Memorial Stadium will be packed to watch the Huskers on a fall Saturday.

“I would like to thank Bethune-Cookman for their great cooperation as we put this agreement together. Athletic Director Lynn Thompson and Head Coach Terry Sims are excited to bring their team to Lincoln, and we look forward to their visit.”

The school will add the Bethune-Cookman game to the season ticket package, and those who had Akron tickets will be eligible to receive a ticket through the ticket office.

Bethune-Cookman will receive $800,000 for the trip. This game eliminates the Wildcats' bye week, but the team wraps up its 12-game schedule on Nov. 17. Last week, the Wildcats lost their lone FBS game to Lane Kiffin and FAU, 49-28.

Nebraska is 0-2 on the year, with close home losses to Colorado and Troy. The team heads to Ann Arbor to face Michigan on Saturday.