Nebraska reached out to Old Dominion and New Mexico State for a Sept. 18 college football game that would have replaced a showdown against Oklahoma -- one of the showcase games of the 2021 season -- from the Cornhuskers' schedule, sources told CBS Sports.

However, the Cornhuskers reaffirmed their commitment to playing the Sooners this season in a statement released hours after reports of their attempts to exit the game surfaced.