The Nebraska Danger have been a curious topic for the followers of the Indoor Football League (IFL) coming into the season.
After entering the season with new head coach Mark Stoute and former Spokane Empire coach Adam Shackleford, it was easy to be compelled with the type of team Nebraska could put on the field this season.
On Friday, in the league’s 10th season opener, they showed just what they could do, taking down the Cedar Rapids Titans 44-31 at home.
Nebraska Danger win 44-31 in #IFL10 Opener
The Danger came out firing on Friday night against Cedar Rapids and, at least after the first possessions for each team, looked to make it a blowout quickly.
After a three-and-out for Cedar Rapids’ offense, Nebraska tallied in two plays to take a 7-0 lead six minutes into the game.
Later in the first half, The Titans kicked off to Nebraska and forced a fumble near the end zone. A pile formed on the goal line and a Titans player emerged with the ball.
Cedar Rapids went on to score to trim the halftime lead for Nebraska to 23-21.
In the second half, the Titans started where they left off. They forced the league’s first rouge of the season and were awarded an extra point.
Nebraska lead 23-22, but from then on it was all Nebraska.
Damien Fleming made it look easy, passing for two touchdowns and rushing for another. Aside from a field goal and a touchdown with 28 seconds to play, Cedar Rapids didn’t score for the rest of the game.
Week 1 in the IFL continues with a doubleheader on Sunday featuring the Iowa Barnstormers traveling to Green Bay to face the Blizzard, and a rematch of the 2017 United Bowl championship in Sioux Falls and Arizona.
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Green Bay 0-0
Sioux Falls 0-0
Cedar Rapids 0-1