Husker Football 2014 Opponent Preview: McNeese State

How does someone gloss up a glorified scrimmage? We’re about to find out! Despite the eye rolls of several Husker football fans, Nebraska’s schedule had to be filled somehow. Enter McNeese State.

If you’re going to put an FCS program onto your dance card, it may as well be a good one and the Cowboys are just that. In fact, they’re viewed as a top 10 team by Sporting News. They’ll also bring three FBS transfers with them to Lincoln.

Former Kansas State Wildcat Daniel Sams didn’t have a sensational sophomore year. However, he’ll likely be under center, looking to guide McNeese State to the playoffs.

Star running back Marcus Wiltz departs which should result in a fun brawl for the No. 1 spot between Kelvin Bennett and Dylan Long.

Bennett had 439 more yards on the ground in one fewer game, but Long put up six more touchdowns.

Tight end DeonDré Skinner originally transferred to Tulane from Houston.

His scholarship was yanked by the Cougars after being charged with having carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Unfortunately, he never enrolled as a member of the Green Wave, went the FCS route and here we are. 

He should offer an often-used safety valve for Sims as the wide receiver corps is inexperienced to put it mildly.

Former TCU cornerback Jermaine Antoine will have a shot at immediate playing time after burning his redshirt season as a Horned Frog in 2013. He’ll step into a secondary needing to replace senior talent, likely alongside Wallace Scott.

All three transfers are exciting prospects for the Cowboys on the FCS level, but should help the Huskers tune up any glaring errors before their trip to Fresno, CA.

Bottom Line: Yes, Nebraska should win running away. McNeese State’s offense gives Nebraska’s entire defense the opportunity to tighten any loose nuts and bolts while hopefully three quarterbacks can see time against the Cowboys’ defensive 11. The Huskers best not get too cocky, though.

While they likely won’t repeat Florida’s 2013 output, this stains worse than red wine (h/t RedditCFB):

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