The Blizzard will return to Green Bay for the first time since March to take on the Nebraska Danger (4-4) in week 11 of the season.
The Danger are coming off a 62-48 defeat to the Sioux Falls Storm in which the team struggled to convert on offense. Nebraska dominated the time of possession with 35 minutes, but had a hard time to produce as they only tallied 161 yards. They were 1 for 8 on third downs and only averaged 3.7 yards per play. Quarterback Jesse Scroggins III went 8-18 with two touchdowns and running back Angelo Pease ran for 67 yards and also two touchdowns. Korey Ringer was a bright spot for the team as he returned six kickoffs for 157 yards with a huge 56 yard touchdown return.
Nebraska was unable to handle the Storm offense as they surrendered 299 yards on the day. The Danger gave up four touchdowns through the air, but also had two interceptions on the game from Najee Bright and Xzavie Jackson. Defensive back Darion Monroe lead the team with 10 tackles and Xzavie Jackson had two tackles for loss. Kicker Brad Hatfield went 2 for 5 on field goals with a long of 36 yards.
The Blizzard are looking forward to coming back home after the last home game was postponed and to bounce back after a tough loss to Iowa last week. Green Bay kept the game close and within reach until the fourth quarter when the Barnstormers pulled away. The team resorted heavily on the pass, as quarterback Bryan Hicks, in his second game with the team, threw 154 yards and one touchdown on 27 attempts, but was also intercepted twice. The run game only had 16 yards on the day and Serge Trezy had 11 of them on 7 attempts.
The Green Bay defense limited the Iowa Barnstormers to just 186 yards on the night, but failed to stop them on when it mattered most. Iowa went 4 for 5 on third downs and had 18 first downs. The Blizzard, however, were effective in pressuring the quarterback and getting stops in the backfield as they had three sacks and six tackles for loss. Defensive back Darius Sims also shined in the secondary as he had a pick six in the second quarter. Penalties hurt the Blizzard 11 times for 72 yards and kicker Jordan Endries went 1 for 4 on field goals.
On Star Wars Night, the Blizzard will look to have the force with them as they will be seeking their first win of the season. B.J. Hill will need to be a dynamic player for Green Bay and will have to set the offense up with good field position. In addition to this, Bryan Hicks will have to continue throwing the ball to keep the Danger defense on their toes. The Blizzard defense will find success if they can continue applying pressure to the backfield and the secondary can track the quick Danger receivers.
Green lightsabers will be all over the Resch Center at 7:05 for kickoff! The first 1,000 fans will receive a FREE green lightsaber!