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Nebraska Swaps Southeastern Louisiana for Fordham For 2021 Football Home Opener

Yay! It’s a home opener in early September!

Jon Johnston

Nebraska has made a change to their 2021 football schedule. They have removed Southeastern Louisiana from the schedule and replaced them with Fordham.

The Southeastern Louisiana game was scheduled at home on November 13. Athletic Director Bill Moos has been trying to get an earlier home game scheduled. He’s now done that as the Fordham game will be played on September 4th.

“We have been actively exploring opportunities to play a home game on Sept. 4 since our Ireland trip to play Illinois was canceled,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “It was important for several reasons to add a September home game. It provides a better flow to the start of our season for our team, and gives us a valuable early-season showcase for recruits. This will also provide our fans and local businesses with a home game on the traditional season-opening weekend.

“We are appreciative of the flexibility of both Fordham and Southeastern Louisiana to make this schedule change possible late in the process.”

The 2021 home opener will be the first ever meeting between Nebraska and Fordham. Fordham plays in the Patriot League in FCS. Fordham played three games in the spring, finished 2-1 with victories over Colgate and Bucknell.

This sounds like a great game to get Logan Smothers, Matt Masker, and Heinrich Haarberg the experience they need.

This will, of course, be played in the national media as Nebraska being desperate, Nebraska needing momentum, Nebraska needing wins, when reality is, we just swapped a November body bag game for a September body bag game.

2021 Nebraska Football Schedule

  • Aug. 28 at Illinois
  • Sept. 4 Fordham
  • Sept. 11 Buffalo
  • Sept. 18 at Oklahoma
  • Sept. 25 at Michigan State
  • Oct. 2 Northwestern
  • Oct. 9 Michigan
  • Oct. 16 at Minnesota
  • Oct. 30 Purdue
  • Nov. 6 Ohio State
  • Nov. 20 at Wisconsin
  • Nov. 26 (Fri.) Iowa