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Big Ten Football Week 1 Preview
Welcome to the Big Ten Weekly Preview….I have been predicting the outcome of Big Ten football games ‘on the record’ since 2006…my record isn’t bad…but there is always room for improvement. Last year was the first time I had ever broken the 80 correct plateau as I finished the season 81-26…statistically, my best season yet…over the years I have put a 416-141 record together. Whether you care if I improve or not, it should be fun to see if I can maintain the nearly 75% clip I am currently on….so…let’s get to it…
Thursday, August 30th
Minnesota at UNLV 11:00pmET CBS Sports Network
The rebuilding process is underway in Las Vegas…3rd year coach Bobby Hauck has his work cut out for him. After posting identical 2-11 years in his first two season in Sin City, his recruits will be the majority on campus from here on out. But there are still issues…the Rebels have only 13 scholarship seniors and only 2 returning senior starters….a bright spot
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No. 17 Nebraska opens against Southern Mississippi on Saturday hoping the fifth season under Bo Pelini marks the start of the Cornhuskers' return to its traditional place in the hierarchy of college football.
It's been 15 years since the Huskers won a national championship and 13 since they won a conference title. There's been a confident buzz coming out of preseason...
Nebraska's offense suffered a huge loss during Saturday's game against Southern Miss. Running back Rex Burkhead suffered a sprained MCL in the...
Despite posting its fourth consecutive nine-win campaign under coach Bo Pelini, Nebraska's first season in the Big Ten was met with mixed reviews.
On Thursday, Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini confirmed Justin Jackson will start at center for the Huskers on Saturday. Come inside as the hard-nosed football took questions from the media earlier in the week.
(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)
Alright, Mr. Hoke. I'm ready for my spotlight.
Michigan starting quarterback Denard Robinson is beginning to accept his celebrity status after four years in Ann Arbor. (The Detroit Free Press)
Knee-Deep in the Hoopla.
Michigan head football...
This week's college football lineup features a Big Ten/PAC-12 crossover game as the Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Los Angeles to take on the UCLA Bruins. The Huskers posted a 9-4 record in their first year of Big Ten play and return their starting quarterback and running back in Taylor Martinez and Rex Burkhead. Burkhead rushed for 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns and is the motor...
Taylor Martinez threw for a career-high 354 yards and matched his high with five touchdown passes to lead No. 17 Nebraska to a 49-20 victory over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.
The Huskers won their nation-leading 27th straight opener.
Nebraska played the last three quarters without Rex Burkhead. The 1,300-yard rusher last season went out with a sprained ligament in his left...