Kayne Farquharson expected a good game last week.
In fact, the Nebraska Danger receiver promised it after the team had a bad game in a loss at Green Bay.
“He seemed a bit unstoppable,” Danger quarterback Jameel Sewell said. “He said the week prior to it that our performance against Green Bay, he said, ‘I’m going to take this to another level.’ Those were his words, and he did take it to another level.
“He made some plays for us that he wasn’t making in practice, but he made them in a game. It was good to see that.”
Farquharson caught eight passes for 186 yards with touchdown receptions of 28, 7 and 35 yards in an 82-53 victory over Wyoming last weekend.
“I held myself accountable,” Farquharson said. “We had a team meeting, and I told everybody on Monday, ‘What I’m going to do is take it to the next level, and then when we come back next week I’m going to tell you that I told you so.’
“It was one of those deals where it was hit and miss. I kind of guaranteed it and it went through. I made sure we all worked hard that week.”
Farquharson’s performance earned him his second IFL offensive player of the week award of the season. Danger coach Mike Davis said Farquharson had a great game, but he still could have had a couple of more touchdowns.
“He should have had two more touchdowns, but he got caught, one on the 5 and one on the 2,” Davis said. “He had a great game.
“That’s the best thing about our receiving corps. You have to pick your poison. Either you take away two and one gets open, or you double Kayne and the other two get open. If Jameel is reading it right, we’re potent. It’s when we struggle up front and at the quarterback position -- when all three struggle together, that’s when we struggle as a team.”
The Danger (7-4) had things going against the Cavalry (1-9) as the offense put up 294 yards for the game. Sewell completed 15-of-22 passes for 242 yards and four touchdowns, but he said things won’t always go so well.
“We would love for it to be like that, but realistically we’re going to have some points where we stall,” Sewell said. “We really feel like we shouldn’t. We stalled a couple of times and left a lot of points on the field last week against Wyoming, but special teams picked up the slack and the defense picked up the slack for us and kept the momentum going.”
Davis has been impressed by what Sewell has done this year.
“He’s showing why he should be the MVP of the league,” Davis said. “We just have to keep playing well like that.”
But Sewell and Farquharson had plenty of help against the Cavalry. Romance Taylor had 145 yards in kick returns while Jamar Love returned an interception 32 yards for a TD and Taylor returned an on-side kick 50 yards for a touchdowns.
“It was a full team effort,” Davis said. “If you go back and look at it, we had kick returns that gave the ball to the offense in great field position most of the time. Defense scored on two possessions, and offense finally took care of the football and made the right plays. It helps when it’s all clicking.”
The Danger will be back in action when it hosts that same Wyoming team in a 7 p.m. game Friday at the Heartland Events Center.
Farquharson is hoping the Danger can keep things rolling.
“One thing about a great movie is to have a great sequel,” Farquharson said. “We want to go out and have a great sequel, pretty much do everything we did and add a little bit more to that.”