Nebraska (0-1, 0-1 Big Ten) makes its debut at home for the 2021 season on Saturday. The Huskers are set to face the Fordham Rams, a first all-time meeting between the two programs. It also marks Nebraska’s 13th game all-time against an FCS foe. The Huskers hold a 12-0 record against FCS teams, with the most recent matchup coming against Bethune-Cookman in 2018.
Saturday also marks the first time the Huskers will welcome fans to Memorial Stadium since 2019.
Nebraska-Fordham football TV channel, time, live stream
TV Channel: Big Ten Network (Mark Followill, Matt Millen and Elise Menaker)
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Sept. 4
Live stream: Fox Sports app with cable or dish log in
Radio: Nebraska fans can listen to the game on the new Huskers Radio Network. Internet radio, as well as a Spanish broadcast, will be available at Huskers.com.
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
Weather: September is one of those months where just about anything can happen. It can still feel like the middle of summer or it can feel like early fall, sometimes on the same day. For Nebraska-Fordham, it looks like we’ll get a pretty nice day.
Full forecast and updates brought to you by Rusty Dawkins of Husker Weather. More here.
After a season-opening loss to Illinois, Nebraska looks to get back on track with a matchup against Fordham on Saturday. It’s the first time the two have ever met, and the first for the Huskers against an opponent from the state of New York since a 1984 game at Syracuse.
The Huskers need this win, and that’s probably the simplest way to put it. Nebraska is an unofficial 46-point favorite so a close game wouldn’t go over well. As Brandon Vogel put it:
“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.”
It seems likely that Nebraska fans will see a slew of new faces—defensive line coach Tony Tuioti alluded to it on Thursday—as long as things go as expected. The Huskers will likely start quarterback Adrian Martinez—he went 16-of-32 against Illinois—but the backup quarterbacks should see playing time too. Again, as long as things go as expected.
It’s hard to offer too much from a preview perspective on this game, mostly because it seems like it should go well in Nebraska’s favor. Anything else and things get even more tense in Lincoln.
What else do you need to know? Here’s a look at what the Huskers said leading up to the matchup with Fordham.
For more on the matchup, don’t miss the latest I-80 Preview Podcast.