Nebraska Football has to win convincingly vs. Buffalo

Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez (2) - Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez (2) - Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports /

Husker Nation we are on to Game 3 as Nebraska Football takes on Buffalo. The Huskers are expected to fashion a new alternate uniform as a dedication to 9/11. They come off a win versus Fordham and look towards their next non-conference opponent. This may be a tougher game than some expected before the season started.

Nebraska Football did what they needed to do last weekend against Fordham winning 52-7.  Adrian Martinez looked sharp completing over 70% of his passes throwing for 254 yard and a touchdown while adding a couple with his legs.

Markese Stepp also eclipsed the 100 yard mark. I personally think he looks like he should be taking over the bulk of the carries with his tough running style paired with his athleticism. Husker fans also saw multiple backs get some meaningful action as Sevion Morrison and Marvin Scott combined for a few touchdowns.

Buffalo has a few key losses.

First of all, their head coach from 2020 , Lance Leipold, has taken on the challenge that is Kansas Football.

Second, maybe the most important key loss from a player standpoint, running back Jaret Patterson who rushed for eight touchdowns in a game last year, has gone to the NFL.

Nebraska Football needs to make sure this game is never in doubt.

With the Huskers being 1-1 every game is important and this is no exception. Buffalo is no pushover and it is a game that most would chalk up as a win. Any game the Huskers are favored in especially against a non power 5 opponent they need to come out and win convincingly.  

This doesn’t necessarily mean winning by four touchdowns but rather making sure the game is never in doubt. To do that you have to move the ball and play defense. Sounds obvious enough, right?

To be more specific, I’d personally like to see Adrian Martinez have his way with the Buffalo defense, the Husker Offensive Line control the line of scrimmage, and the Nebraska defense be stingy and create some turnovers.

Let me be clear, if this game is close it should not surprise anybody. Buffalo is coming off a 69-7 win vs Wagner, an FCS team but a 62 point win nonetheless.

However, I agree with Coach Scott Frost who earlier this season said this team still has the ability to be special and win a lot of games. If that is the case then Nebraska Football should be able to control this game against a less talented team and win by at least a couple possessions.

This game can be the game where fans recognize Nebraska’s identity as well as have a better understanding of what this season may look like.

If the Huskers can win by a couple touchdowns or more I think there’s reason to start to feel cautiously optimistic about the rest of the season.

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My prediction:

Nebraska: 38

Buffalo: 24