Huskers land in Ireland ahead of Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Photo: University of Nebraska Athletics Department

(Dublin, Ireland) -- The Nebraska football team touches down in Dublin, Ireland Tuesday morning.

The Huskers made it to the Emerald Isle just before dawn, Omaha time. A team dinner will be held Tuesday night at the Mansion House, the official residence of Dublin's Lord Mayor. The Huskers then have practices scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

Nebraska kicks off its 133rd football season at 11:30 Saturday morning when the Huskers take on the Northwestern Wildcats at the Aer Lingus Classic at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The game will air on Fox. Saturday's season opener will be the 1,358th game in Nebraska football history, and only the second played on foreign soil. The only other international game in Husker history was Nebraska's victory over Kansas State at the 1992 Coca-Cola Classic in Tokyo, Japan.

Head Coach Scott Frost begins his fifth season at his alma mater in 2022, while Saturday's contest will mark Pat Fitzgerald's 200th game as Northwestern's head coach. Nebraska won last year's match-up in Lincoln 56-7, scoring its most points ever in a Big Ten Conference game and posting its largest margin of victory (49 points) in a Big Ten game and in any conference game since 2001.

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