Scott Frost and the Nebraska football team desperately needed a dominant win. The Huskers got one against Fordham.
The 2021 Nebraska football season got off to an awkward and awful start when the Huskers found a way to lose to Illinois on the road. But this past weekend, Nebraska bounced back. Scott Frost and his team found a way to get a much-needed dominant victory over the Fordham Rams.
Nebraska won 52-7 and it feels like the Huskers could have kept scoring if they really wanted to make the score even uglier. That win, especially the way it unfolded, must have been cathartic for both the Huskers and their fans.
The Nebraska football team found plenty of ways to shut down Fordham’s passing attack
Fordham isn’t exactly a juggernaut, even by FCS standards, but the Rams are really proficient at throwing the ball. At least they were earlier in the year when they played in the spring. Fordham’s passing attack was something the Huskers needed to keep an eye on and they certainly did just that.
The Nebraska football team was able to keep Fordham quarterback Tim Demorat off balance. While he had a fairly respectable completion percentage, it was far from being great. Along with that, he only threw one touchdown and had issues gaining yards.
Demorate managed to complete 17 of his 29 passes (58.6%) for just 167 yards and that one aforementioned score.
But while he threw one touchdown, he also tossed three interceptions.
One of those picks wound up in the arms of JoJo Domann. The other two interceptions were picked off by Deontai Williams. Both Williams and Domann are experienced leaders for Nebraska’s defense and they both stepped up against Fordham.
Nebraska did give up a long touchdown pass, a 31-yard throw from Demorat to Fotis Kokosioulis, but that was really the only long throw that Fordham completed that’s worth noting. The Huskers’ defense did everything it needed to as it worked to disrupt Fordham’s offense.
Now Nebraska football fans have to hope the Huskers can continue to do that against tougher competition.