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Cornhuskers Remember First Game At Memorial Stadium 93 Years Ago Today

An exterior view of Nebraska's footballs stadium.

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On Oct. 13, 1923 the Nebraska Cornhuskers played their first ever football game at Memorial Stadium

It's been 33,945 days since the Cornhuskers played their first ever game at Memorial Stadium. Oklahoma had the honor of being the first ever opponent in Memorial Stadium and the Cornhuskers handed the Sooners a 24-0 loss 93 years ago to this day.

It's pretty incredible to see the statistics the video shows, specifically the one saying that every game has been sold out since Nov. 3 of 1962. That is nearly 54 years of football games consecutively being sold out at Memorial Stadium.

The stadium may have held just 31,000 people when it first opened, but today it has a capacity of over 85,000.

Memorial Stadium is now one of the Top 15 largest stadiums in all of college football and interestingly enough, they took out a number of seats (around 1,100) last season.

The Cornhuskers will not return to Memorial Stadium until Oct. 22 when they host Purdue. They take on the Hoosiers in Indiana on Saturday with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. EST.