Nebraska will welcome fans to Memorial Stadium for the first time in two seasons. Nebraska heads into the contest with an 0-1 record, following a 30-22 season-opening loss at Illinois last Saturday. The Huskers fell behind by three touchdowns midway through the third quarter before their late rally fell a touchdown short.
After opening with a Big Ten Conference game, the Huskers will now settle into their non-conference slate over the next three weeks. The matchup with Fordham is the first of two straight games at Memorial Stadium, followed by a trip to Oklahoma on Sept. 18.
Fordham will be opening its 2021 season on Saturday in Lincoln. After having its 2020 fall schedule postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fordham played three games during an abbreviated spring season, posting a 2-1 record. Coach Joe Conlin is entering his fourth season as the Rams’ head coach.
Date/Time: September 4, 2021 at 11:00 am
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE Capacity: 85,458
Surface: Field Turf
Series Record: This is the first meeting between these two teams.
TV: The game will be televised on BTN with Play-by-Play: Mark Followill, Analyst: Matt Millen, and Sidelines: Elise Menaker. It can be streamed on the Fox Sports App with a login from your TV provider.
More streaming options: The official Huskers app is available iTunes and Google Play. The audio of Husker games is no longer available on TuneIn.
Weather: At kickoff, it will be 70 degrees and mostly cloudy with very little chance of rain. The wind will be from the north but should remain fairly light (under 10 mph).
Odds: Nebraska is favored by 40 points
Nebraska running back Gabe Ervin Jr. became the first true freshman to start at running back in a season opener against Illinois. He is one of just seven true freshman position players in the modern era to start for the Huskers in a season opener.
Nebraska is a perfect 12-0 in school history against FCS opponents. Saturday’s game with Fordham marks the Huskers’ first matchup with an FCS opponent since a win over Bethune-Cookman in 2018.
Nebraska junior receiver Oliver Martin caught a touchdown pass at Illinois, marking the third Big Ten school Martin has recorded a touchdown catch. He also had TD catches at Michigan and Iowa. Martin set career highs with six receptions and 103 yards at Illinois.