The Nebraska Cornhuskers will look to go 2-0 against the McNeese State Cowboys as defensive end Randy Gregory nurses his knee injury.
No. 19 Nebraska had a dominant season opener with a 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic, and running back Ameer Abdullah exploded with 232 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.
Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. also performed well in his debut, and the offense didn’t miss a beat without Taylor Martinez. Armstrong threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns.
Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp also had a great performance with seven receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown. The defense also performed well as it only allowed 95 passing yards.
However, the defense received a major blow as defensive end Randy Gregory sustained a knee injury that is expected to keep him out at least a couple of games.
The Cornhuskers will look to put together another dominant performance against McNeese State, who is playing their first game of the season.
The Cowboys finished 10-3 last season, but they will face a major test against the Cornhuskers’ rushing attack, which will give them an early lead and help them coast to another win.
Prediction: Nebraska 45, McNeese State 10