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Corn Flakes: Pierson-El, Gangwish Return But Nebraska Injuries Pile Up

Nebraska's practice report from Thursday brought that news that the defense consists mostly of those guys that aren't yet injured. Okay, maybe it's not that bad exactly, but the injuries continue to pile up.

Demornay Pierson-El will travel to Illinois and most likely get a shot at returning punts."We’ll work him back into this thing," Riley said.

Defensive tackles: Vincent Valentine is very doubtful, Kevin Williams is out.

Linebackers: Josh Banderas is out, as is Michael Rose-Ivey.

Daniel Davie pulled a groin in practice and is doubtful for Saturday's game. (You might cheer at that. I'd ask you not to - at some point we need Davie to recover his confidence.)

Jack Gangwish and Marcus Newby are "fine to play".

Nebraska's defense might be doing poorly, but the number of injuries certainly isn't helping.

Previews And Such

Penn State-Army Game Preview - Black Shoe Diaries
Penn State goes for its fourth consecutive victory against the Army Black Knights in the final non-conference game of the season.

THE BIG UNITS: WISCONSIN - Black Heart Gold Pants
Get Stave to turn the ball over. Win the game.

Game Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes - The Crimson Quarry
O-H ... N-O

Indiana's surprisingly efficient offense will test Ohio State's defense - Land-Grant Holy Land
Ohio State should get plenty of practice in creating explosive plays on offense, but can the defense slow down an impressively efficient Hoosiers offense?

Interviews with the Enemy: A Q&A with the Only Colors - Hammer and Rails
Austin Smith from SB Nation's The Only Colors stops by to talk about this weekend's Big Ten opener.

Opponent Q&A: Previewing Minnesota with Mark Mowery of The Daily Gopher - Inside NU
Every Thursday during football season, we'll be reaching out to opponent SB Nation sites or opponent beat writers to give readers another perspective on Saturday's upcoming game.

Northwestern vs. Minnesota: Three matchups to watch - Inside NU
Injuries look to have had a big impact on both sides in this game.

Minnesota Football: #TBT Gophers Invented Cheerleading - The Daily Gopher
While it is widely known that the cheerleading was born at the University of Minnesota, for the first time the whole story has been properly research and the facts are all here.

Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with Testudo Times - Maize n Brew
Before Hurricane Joaquin hits the East Coast, we sat down with Testudo Times' Dave Tucker to ask whether Maryland can rectify its early-season struggles, whether Randy Edsall is on the hot seat, and what the Terrapins must do to upset Michigan.

Texas won't fire Charlie Strong in 2015 despite poor start, reports Mike Finger - Burnt Orange Nation
And few have their pulse on UT quite like the Finger.

The Lazy Fan's Guide to Week 5 - Rock M Nation
How to watch all of Week 5's SEC games, plus predictions.

Alabama's the underdog at Georgia, but should probably be the favorite - SBNation.com
The Tide are underdogs in Athens, according to the spread, but do you really feel like they are? The numbers don't.

Another bowl: NCAA approves inaugural Arizona Bowl for Dec. 29 - CBSSports.com
The Arizona Bowl has a sponsor and officially becomes the 41st bowl game for this season.

Case That Could Erode Amateur Model Takes a Small Step - The New York Times
The so-called Jenkins case asks for the overturning of an N.C.A.A. rule that bars compensation beyond scholarships to top-tier football and Division I men’s basketball players.

Inside College Football: Great coaches have big questions after a month - CBSSports.com
Some of the best coaches in college football are winning ... but will it last this season? Alabama's Nick Saban, Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze and Notre Dame's Brian Kelly all have tough tests on Saturday.

Nebraska

Behind Enemy Lines: Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 - The Champaign Room
Our friends from Corn Nation joined us to preview Illinois' contest against Nebraska.

Huskers Prepare to Take On the Fighting Illini - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska faces Illinois on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Champaign, Ill.

Fullbacks Live On in Husker History
Nebraska has eight fullbacks on its career-rushing leaders list. Here's the case for a ninth.

Jordan Westerkamp on BTN

Then There's This

Watch woman yell 'bear don’t eat my kayak' as bear eats kayak | The Verge

If karma is real, then it's neatly demonstrated by this video — starring a bear, a kayak, and an increasingly upset woman — from Southeast Alaska. "Thank you for leaving my kayak alone,"

I didn't post this yesterday because I got in a hurry. If you can make it all the way through this video - this woman has the most annoying voice you might have ever heard - you did better than I. After about 20 seconds, you're wanting the bear to come back and eat her.

Car Hack Technique Uses Dealerships to Spread Malware | WIRED

A new hacking device finds vulnerabilities in auto diagnostic tools that could be used to spread malware to thousands of vehicles.

There's a lot of car commercials focusing on how well-connected the vehicles are, because everyone needs social media, wi-fi, and a car that reads your email to you while you're driving. Problem is - the car industry has paid very little attention to security so you might find someday that your car has a mind of its own. Or rather yet, the mind of someone else far away who doesn't really care if you get steered into that guardrail.