The Nebraska football team can’t afford to look past these three Fordham Rams players.
So far, 2021 hasn’t been much fun for Nebraska football fans. The Huskers looked abysmal in their season opener, dropping a road game that they should have won. Scott Frost and the Huskers fell on the road, losing to Bret Bielema and the Illinois Fighting Illini by a score of 30-22.
That loss was devastating to watch and set a bad tone for the remainder of this season. Nebraska needed to get off to a fast start and losing on the road against Illinois was the opposite of what the Huskers needed.
What was particularly concerning was the manner in which Nebraska fell. The Huskers played sloppy football and fell short in large part because of the errors they made. But now Frost and the Nebraska football team are moving on. The Huskers are getting set to host the Fordham Rams. This is a game that they absolutely can’t afford to lose.
Nebraska football: 3 opposing players to watch when the Huskers face Fordham Rams
For those who are unaware, Fordham doesn’t really do much damage on the ground. The Rams rely pretty heavily upon their passing attack to really get their offense going and to get points put up on the scoreboard.
This past season (which was a total of three games), Fordham threw the ball a lot (43 times a game) and averaged 349.7 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the Rams ran the ball 32.7 times a game and averaged just 83.7 rushing yards per game.
It makes sense that Nebraska would need to focus in on three key members of that passing attack. It’s clear that the Huskers will have to pay attention to some dangerous receivers and the guy getting them the ball.
Here are three Fordham Rams players Nebraska football fans should keep an eye on this week: