Miami-Nebraska meeting set for national television

When the University of Miami and Nebraska meet for the first regular-season matchup since the 1970s, a national audience will tune in.

It was announced Tuesday morning that the Sept. 20 game in Lincoln will be played at 8 p.m. ET on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

The schools last met outside a bowl game in 1976, with the host Cornhuskers coming away with a 17-9 victory. The overall series stands at 5-5.

Miami and Nebraska met four times (1983, ’88, ’91, ’94) in the Orange Bowl and once at the Rose Bowl (’01). The winner earned the national championship in four of those five contests.

The Hurricanes will open the 2014 season against the Atlantic Coast Conference’s newest member, Louisville, at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 1 on ESPN before hosting Florida A&M and Arkansas State over consecutive weeks.

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