The Nebraska athletic department acknowledged Friday that it explored the possibility of backing out of this fall's game at Oklahoma before ultimately deciding to go ahead with it.
The game is Sept. 18 in Norman, Oklahoma, and will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Game of the Century, Nebraska's 35-31 win over the Sooners in a clash of the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the nation.
According to unidentified sources who spoke to Stadium, the Huskers contacted teams in the Mid-American Conference and Old Dominion about playing in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Sept. 18. The Lincoln Journal Star also reported Nebraska officials explored the feasibility of not playing the Sooners.