Nebraska welcomes an unfamiliar foe this weekend to Lincoln––Fordham. The Rams represent one of my favorite quirks of college football.
Much of the beauty of college football is that most of it happens outside of the major media centers of the United States. It’s played there, too, but most of the sports’ power programs exist outside of the bright lights of our biggest cities.
Not Fordham. It’s right there in the Bronx. New York City’s team with the most wins since 2012 as the Rams’ game notes pointed out last April.
And this was before Fordham beat Bucknell on April 10.
Appreciate the Rams putting this in their game notes. pic.twitter.com/Uk2Gs9x3Iu
— Brandon Vogel (@brandonlvogel) August 31, 2021
Aside from the relative oddity of real city football, Nebraska has some impressing to do on Saturday, if that’s even possible. Winning impressively is sort of the baseline expectation in a game such as this, but Fordham will bring one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the FCS ranks, a top-flight linebacker and a pass-first approach to Lincoln on Saturday.
How does Nebraska win this game? We get into that, but, given a projected five-touchdown difference between the teams, spend more time on how Nebraska wins more games in general in this week episode of the I-80 Preview Podcast.
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.