Top 10 Hottest Husker Home Games Since 1992

After Saturday’s hot Husker game, I started to wonder what the hottest home game temperatures were on record. Saturday’s official high temperature, I’ll remind you, was 95 degrees. After combing through 20 years of temperature records and Husker schedule, I found some very interesting information.

With how hot and dry it has been all summer, it is really no surprise that we saw high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s this Labor Day weekend. But I wanted to find out what some of the hottest home game temperatures were in the past 20 years. Here is a list of what I found out.



Top 10 Hottest Home Game Temperatures in the Past 20 Years at Memorial Stadium



September 2, 2000       San Jose State              Won     49-13              106 Degrees


September 1, 2012       So. Mississippi             Won     49-20               95 Degrees


September 7, 2002       Utah State                     Won     44-13               94 Degrees*


September 10, 2005     Wake Forest                 Won     31-3                 92 Degrees*


September 26, 1998     Washington                  Won     55-7                 92 Degrees


August 30, 2008           Western Michigan         Won     47-27               91 Degrees*


September 3, 2005       Maine                              Won     25-7                 91 Degrees*


September 4, 2004       Western Illinois            Won     56-17               91 Degrees*


August 29, 1998           Louisiana Tech             Won     56-17               91 Degrees


August 30, 1997           Akron                              Won     59-14               90 Degrees



*Indicates games that were played at night


So, Saturday’s game turned out to be the second hottest home game in the past 20 years. Also, it was the hottest home game in Coach Bo Pelini’s career with the Huskers. From a first glance you might say that they play well in oven-like temperatures. But keep in mind that these games were also very early in the season.


Meteorologist Tony DeGrand

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