South Alabama comes to town this weekend for what we'd normally call a body bag game - a game that's against an inferior opponent that Nebraska should be sure to win (of course we thought the same about McNeese State last season).
This gives us a chance to be more relaxed (as if that's possible) in watching a game without the tension involved in a possible loss.
This brings forth the question - who especially are you going to watch?
The official depth chart hasn't changed this week from last. David Sutton is still listed as the top tight end (along with OR every other tight end) and Cethan Carter is still suspended.
The offensive and defensive lines haven't changed although we know that Jack Gangwish is out due to injury, and that will give freshman Freedom Akinmoladun more chances to shine.
I want a good run game. It's as if Nebraska requires a good run game. It's in our blood. For that reason, I'll be watching who starts on the offensive line, and any substitutions because if the starting combination isn't working, this is the game in which you try others to find the right mix before you head to Miami.
Running backs: I'm not entirely against a committee, but it'd be best if we had a top two we could stick with. Whether that's Terrell Newby and Mikale Wilbon I don't care, but we should know a lot more after this game.
Lots and lots of game previews so you can get caught up with what's going on this weekend:
Bowling Green visits Maryland football with fast, furious offense - Testudo Times
The Falcons will make the Terps run, before and after the whistle.
Rutgers Students, Enough With "F--- Penn State" - On the Banks
"It is third down..." Ahh, yes. One of my favorite Rutgers football traditions. The opponent faces third down. Two bells, signaling the playing of Metallica's classic "For Whom the Bell Tolls"....
Open the Flood Gates - On the Banks
It's been a Twitter hashtag for a few days now. And maybe the gates will be open soon...but which way will the ewater be flowing?
B5Q had the chance to speak with a world champion barbeque master on our trip to Dallas.
This just sounds like fun. I can't cook worth a damn, really, but it's nice to get out and get some great tailgating food. Need to do that more often.
Here is some inside scoop on this week's opponent.
Washington State fans are beyond panic mode. Mike Leach hasn't improved the program, yet has a $5M buyout while the athletic department lost $13M last year.
Aren't you glad we aren't them?
Why Northwestern will/won't beat Eastern Illinois - Inside NU
Envisioning the scenarios in which Northwestern wins or loses on Saturday.
Hawaii to wear amazing RAINBOW throwback uniforms vs. Ohio State - Land-Grant Holy Land
When Ohio State kicks off against Hawaii, the Rainbow Warriors will be sporting killer throwbacks.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Oregon State Beavers: Matchups of the Week - Maize n Brew
Taking a look at a few key storylines that could determine this weekend's game against the Beavers.
This is a bigger blow than it appears on paper.
They already can't block. Now they can't block even more.
Game Preview: Florida International Golden Panthers - The Crimson Quarry
Y'ALL EVER BEEN TO SWEETWATER?
Michigan State Spartans Football: The Only Questions with Oregon - The Only Colors
We sounded the duck call and chatted Oregon-MSU with SB Nation's most creatively-named Blog, Addicted To Quack
Picks and projections for Week 2 of the college football season.
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50 sousaphones to join Cornhusker Marching Band | UNL Newsroom | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
During halftime of the Sept. 12 Husker football game with South Alabama, the band will take to the field with 68 sousaphones — including 50 played by high school students from five states. Organized by Doug Bush, assistant director of bands and a lecturer in UNL's Korff School of Music, the bass expansion will be the culmination of "Tuba Day," a first-time event designed to draw tuba players to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's marching band.
Nebraska had an uneventful season last year in the Big Ten, so many eyes will be on coach Tim Miles and the rest of the squad. Here are the three top storylines for Nebraska next season.
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