Top 10 Hottest Home Game Temperatures in the Past 20 Years at Memorial Stadium
Sept 2, 2000 San Jose State 106 Degrees
Sept 1, 2012 So. Mississippi 95 Degrees
Sept 7, 2002 Utah State 94 Degrees*
Sept 10, 2005 Wake Forest 92 Degrees*
Sept 26, 1998 Washington 92 Degrees
Aug 30, 2008 Western Michigan 91 Degrees*
Sept 3, 2005 Maine 91 Degrees*
Sept 4, 2004 Western Illinois 91 Degrees*
Aug 29, 1998 Louisiana Tech 91 Degrees
Aug 30, 1997 Akron 90 Degrees
*Indicates night games
Nebraska won all of the above contests.
Stats compiled by Meteorologist Tony DeGrand
Tens of thousands of fans took on the scorching heat Saturday to cheer on the Huskers.
It's one of the hottest Gamedays in recent history. But that didn't curb football tradition. Parking lots and UNL campus were packed with tailgaters.
The University is letting fans bring a water bottle in the stadium. There are also refill stations.
The high temperature in Lincoln on Saturday was 96 degrees at 3 p.m. Meteorologist Tony DeGrand said the temperature at 7 p.m. kickoff will be 90 degrees.
Husker fans should be a little used to the heat. The home opener last year on September 1st was a hot one. At 2:30 p.m. kickoff the temperatures was 95 degrees.
The record for the hottest home Husker game was September 2, 2000 when Nebraska hosted San Hose State. It was 106 degrees.