The Nebraska football team can’t let Tim Demorat throw all over them
Fordham didn’t play a season in 2020 as much of the FCS played its season during the spring of 2021, including the Rams. The Rams only played in three games, but during those three games, we saw Fordham show no reservations about throwing the ball around.
This team relied heavily upon quarterback Tim Demorat to get its offense rolling. Without Demorat, the Rams likely don’t do much damage. And that’s because he’s able to pick apart secondaries and spread the ball around to multiple receivers. Nebraska can’t afford for Demorat to do that.
At 6-4 and 220 pounds, Demorat has the prototypical quarterback build. He’s tall and can see over defenders. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that he completed a high percentage of passes last season.
In the spring, Demorat completed 72.1% of his passes (a career high) for 1,049 yards and five touchdowns against three interceptions. That was over the span of three games, so Demorat was throwing for just shy of 350 yards per game. The Huskers definitely can’t afford for him to do that sort of damage against them.
Demorat has had a decent career so far. Including the games from this spring, he’s thrown for a total of 5,356 yards and 36 touchdowns.
We’ll see what kind of performance he’ll have in Memorial Stadium. Even though they’ve struggled mightily as of late, the Huskers are still far more talented than any of the teams Demorat tore apart in the spring. This is a game that the Nebraska football team should control and keep Demorat quiet.
But, if they don’t get after him and put pressure on him, things could get frustrating for Nebraska football fans.