Omaha Beef

Years of Existence: 2005-2007
2005 - Playoff appearance
2006 - Playoff appearance
2007 - Quarterfinal appearance
2008 - Playoff appearance
Lifetime Record: 35-28
Home: 17-13
Away: 18-15
Playoffs: 0-4
Average Attendance: 2,420

The Omaha Beef finished their debut in the UIF at 9-6. The team lost three home games, which is how many they lost in three years as part of the NIFL. However, the team did continue their streak of making the playoffs, earning the fourth seed. After defeating the Sioux Falls Storm 49-44 at Sioux Falls earlier in the year, the Beef dropped a 51-41 home game to the eventual UIF Champions. The Beef were very mediocre in 2006, not going a game over .500 until the final week of the regular season. The team also lost four games by ten points or less. Early in the year, Omaha defeated Evnasville by 41 points. However, the next two meetings would go to the Bluecats, including a 37-15 playoff game at the Slaughterhouse. The Beef were mediocre in 2007, losing seven of eight in the middle of the season. Quarterback James McNear passed for 25 touchdowns, while rushing for another 16. He averaged 40 yard rushing per game and was picked off just six times. Unfortunately, the Beef defense could not contain opponents enough. After winning their final four regular season matches, the Beef traveled to Billings, a team they had beat just once in three tries during the regular season. The Outlaws took care of Omaha, 62-27. The team opened the 2008 season on the road at Billings and lost 70-37. However, the Beef went 10-4 during the regular season and made the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. However, the Beef met the Outlaws again and lost their fourth playoff game, 47-30.