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Nebraska and Illinois to open 2021 college football season in Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Georgia Tech players celebrate victory over Boston College in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic Ireland 2016 at Aviva Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)

The University of Illinois and University of Nebraska–Lincoln will open their 2021 college football seasons with a one-off Big Ten Conference match in Dublin, Ireland.

The Illinois Fighting Illini and Nebraska Cornhuskers will face each other in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic on August 28, 2021, at Aviva Stadium. Illinois will be the designated home team.

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