One is a completely unknown roster with no identity, the other hopes to recapture its glory of years ago. Pittsburgh has been one of the more exciting expansion franchise announcements in years, can the roster match the fan fare? Omaha signs a big free-agent, brings back former head coach and several former Heart athletes, can the recipe work or is this franchise doomed?
SPORTSBOOK BETTING LINE: OMAHA -4.5PT. | OVER/UNDER 48 PTS.
Pittsburgh will go as far as the legs of Sonia Osselborn and the arm of Morgan Spencer will take them. Potentially a solid offense IF the front line can hold up. The sleeper maybe former New England Liberty wide receiver Jolie Efezokhae.
KEYS for PITTSBURGH: A solid run game by power-back Sonia Osselborn maybe challenged by an aggressive / attacking Omaha defense. LFL veteran Quarterback Morgan Spencer may have to win this game with her arm
INJURIES: Sonia Osselborn (Ankle, Probable), Jolie Efezokhae (Ankle, Likely
PLAYERS to WATCH: Morgan Spencer (QB), Jolie Efezokhae (WR), Sonia Osselborn (RB)
Omaha is more optimistic than ever, heading into the 2017 season. The re-signing of the only coaching staff that has had success in the Heartland with Dontae Allen and his staff, alongside the re-signing of former veterans Jaqueline ‘Wolverine’ Good and Lindsey Burse as well as the most coveted Quarterback in free-agency, Alex Drake. Omaha could set a completely different image following this game.
KEYS for OMAHA: Play an aggressive style attacking defense that challenges Pittsburgh Quarterback Morgan Spencer who has been out of the game for two seasons. Do not allow Pittsburgh to establish a run-game, make Spencer beat you with her arm. Feed Running Back Nikki Bernhardt against an untested defense.
PLAYERS to WATCH: Nikki Berndhart (RB), Alex Drake (QB), Jaqueline Wood (DE)
SCORE PREDICTION: OMAHA 27 PITTSBURGH 18