LINCOLN -- Nebraska's homecoming game against Illinois on Oct. 5 will kick off at 11 a.m. The Big Ten Conference on Thursday announced start times for this football season's homecoming games. Television coverage will be announced later. The game against Illinois will be Nebraska's first with the Illini since a Cornhuskers' victory in Champaign in 1986. Nebraska holds a 7-2-1 advantage in the series.