It’s great to see the Nebraska football team run the ball with ease
Nebraska’s offense was a mess when the Huskers were on the road and facing the Illinois Fighting Illini. From Adrian Martinez to the running backs to the offensive line and everyone else in between, the Huskers lacked consistency and clean execution when they were facing Illinois.
That changed considerably when the Nebraska football team got back home in Memorial Stadium to face Fordham.
One area the Huskers definitely dominated was on the ground with their rushing attack. The Nebraska football team ran the ball an astonishing 65 times during its game against Fordham. Those 65 runs resulted in the Huskers gaining 329 yards and scoring a total of six touchdowns.
Nebraska ran over, under, around, and through Fordham, which the Huskers definitely needed to do. This team imposed its will and had no issue at all gaining yardage and scoring a half dozen times.
The offensive line was able to routinely move defenders and protect their quarterback. And Martinez flourished because of that. Two of those rushing touchdowns belonged to him, one off of a four-yard run and the other off of a one-yard run.
Nebraska looked good running the ball. This is something the Huskers need to routinely do. But that won’t be easy with tougher competition on the horizon.
Again, all of this success running the ball was against the Fordham Rams. Fordham is far from being anything that resembles a powerhouse. Nebraska still needs to improve moving forward. Things get tougher sooner rather than later.