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Corn Flakes: Big College Football Games This Weekend

What are the biggest college football games this weekend? What’s going to happen? What brought about the downfall of America?

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We’re already at Week FOUR in college football season. After this weekend, the regular season will be a THIRD over! WHY CAN’T THEY PLAY 28 GAMES? OR 30?

All times below are Eastern.

  • #11 Wisconsin at #12 Michigan State (Noon, BTN)
  • #10 Texas A&M vs #17 Arkansas at JerryWorld (9 P.M., ESPN)

BERT’s team is ranked and 3-0. The Aggies have won the last four against the pigs; the last two coming in overtime. What will BERT do to counter Texas A&M phenom defensive end Myles Garrett? Why didn’t Garrett come to Nebraska? DAMMIT.

Only reason I can figure this starts so late is because Jerry wants everyone good and hammered so they’re willing to pay the outrageous concession prices.

BTW, you know what’s been missing this season? Enjoying Jen Bielema on twitter after losses.

  • #12 Georgia at #23 Ole Miss (Noon, ESPN)

Ole Miss has lost two games already this season; to #1 Alabama and to #2 (at the time) Florida State. Georgia is 3-0. They fought North Carolina for four quarters and barely beat Nicholls State (!). They needed five turnovers from our old buddies Mizzou, then they still had to score a last-minute touchdown to win by a point.

The thing about those five turnovers? The Bulldogs converted them into ZERO points. How do you do that? That’s as hapless as Iowa State getting eight turnovers gifted to them from Nebraska in 2009 (sorry to bring that up).

Georgia wants to run Nick Chubb. Ole Miss will stack and force the Dawgs to throw. The Rebels will have plenty of weapons on offense to counter.

  • #19 Florida at #14 Tennessee (3:30 P.M., CBS)

I have to admit, I know next to nothing about Florida. I haven’t watched the Gators play in quite a while. I keep expecting them to break out in an offensive explosion, but they haven’t, for a long time. Right now Florida is 40th in total offense, just ahead of Nebraska at 41. That’s by yards per game.

Unfortunately, the Gators’ scoring offense is 58th, whereas Nebraska is 18th.

I have watched Tennessee twice, and each time, their center gets repeatedly blown up. Both teams seem to be offensively challenged, but the Vols need to win this

  • #13 Florida State at USF (Noon, ABC)

USF has played Towson, Northern Illinois and Syracuse - not exactly a murderer’s row of a non-conference schedule. Thing is, they’ve scored 56, 48, and 45 points respectively in those games to go 3-0.

The ‘Noles are coming off an ass-kicking by Louisville. Their defense was shredded. Their Heisman Trophy candidate Dalvin Cook hasn’t hit 100 yards in a game yet this season. THEY DON’T KNOW WHO THEY ARE ANYMORE.

Wouldn’t it be terrible if they lost another game to a fellow Florida school?

  • #7 Stanford at UCLA (8:00 P.M., ABC)

If we were counting “Others Receiving Votes”, then UCLA is ranked #27.

Let’s just call this game what this it is - the Christian McCffrey’s against the Bruins. Can UCLA’s defense, which did a good job against BYU, giving up 23 yards on 25 attempts, stop the Cardinal ground game? Can UCLA’s Josh Rosen not throw interceptions?


He’s the best college football player in the nation. He was last season, and should have won the Heisman.

  • Oklahoma State at #16 Baylor (7:30 P.M., Fox)

Did you notice what was missing from the list above? Yes! A big Big 12 game! This one really isn’t THAT big a game, but it is a chance for Baylor to lose, and by losing I mean the Big 12 probably being out of the picture for the College Football Playoff.

Baylor is 3-0 against no one, while Oklahoma State lost to Central Michigan on a play that shouldn’t have counted but did anyway. Cowboy QB Mason Rudolph threw for 540 yards (!) last week against Pitt, and Bear QB Seth Russell is one of the best in the nation.

Baylor is favored, and it’s at home where they have an excellent winning percentage, you know, over the past few years when they allowed anyone on their team.

This game should be about points. A shitload of points. Is anyone for Baylor?

Story Time!

I have a short story to tell you. A true story.

My youngest son is a senior in high school. He tells me last week that he’s been given an assignment to write about a “life changing event”. I tell him, “The obvious choice is my heart attack and how you felt when that happened”.

“Are you going to write about that?”


“Why not?”

“One day they told us you were going to die. The next day they told us you were going to live. It wasn’t that big a deal.”

That friggin’ kid is going to be one helluva engineer some day.


Fraser’s takes: ‘Canadians for Nebraska’ has taken on a life of its own

Larkins, a former Brandon-area sports reporter, is the man behind “Canadians for Nebraska,” an “unofficial” group of Manitobans that heads south to Lincoln, Nebraska every September for nearly a week of anything and everything Cornhusker Red-related.

Big Ten

Game Preview: Penn State vs. Michigan - Black Shoe Diaries

Can the Lions start Big Ten play with a shocking upset?

Q&A: What to expect from Wisconsin vs. Michigan State - Bucky's 5th Quarter

Michigan State site The Only Colors brings us up to speed on the Spartans.

Kiante Enis arrested, charged with child molestation - The Crimson Quarry

The Winchester, Indiana native faces two counts.

Iowa Football Opponent Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights - Black Heart Gold Pants

Rutgers football will provide some interesting tests for the Hawks this week.

Behind Enemy Lines: On The Banks Discusses Hawkeyes-Scarlet Knights Football - Black Heart Gold Pants

Big Ten play begins today, but what do you really know about the Rutgers Scarlet Knights?


Steven Bench on FSU, The Game, And What USF Needs To Do To Win - The Daily Stampede

Florida State is coming off of a beating that I have never seen them take in my life. They’re reeling this week. Coach Fisher has said they have to find an identity. The fans aren’t sure what to think. The players never imagined a game in their career would ever go like Louisville did

Florida State football opponent Q&A: South Florida - Tomahawk Nation

A USF perspective on Saturday’s nooner in Tampa

Season 1 Volume 4 | Ole Miss vs UGA Game Preview - Dawg Sports

I. Intro Speeding down 316, knowing full well there is not enough time left in the fourth quarter to see anything. 1st down, a failed vert route to 16. It’s so odd to hear the game on the radio. To...

Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly could be in for a huge game against Georgia - Red Cup Rebellion

The Bulldogs defensive front probably won't be able to generate the same level of pressure as FSU and Bama, which could give Kelly the time he needs to pick them apart on the back end.

A Florida player used a ducks-and-trucks metaphor to guarantee a victory over Tennessee, so Oregon made a video of a duck pulling a truck -

A Florida player talked some poetic trash about Tennessee. Everyone liked it, whether they understood it or not.

Why do football players keep dropping the ball before the end zone? -

Players keep willingly losing touchdowns in a way that seems really, really, really easy to avoid.

Historically Black Schools Pay the Price for a Football Paycheck - The New York Times

Guarantee games, in which the visiting team receives hundreds of thousands of dollars to absorb a beating, have many critics, but some in the small-college world defend them.

Then There's This

ESPN might let customers buy streaming sports a la carte | New York Post

Disney is considering charging customers to access sports on a per-season basis and perhaps even a specific date, according to Chief Executive Bob Iger. He noted that in the UK, Fox-backed Sky is already doing that.

Perhaps they could continue to consider it while losing more and more customers.

The Great Depression diet: Spicy was out and bland was in - MarketWatch

The people who were leading the culinary reform movement (primarily white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant women, such as the “home extension agents,” who were unfamiliar with the foods immigrants were bringing with them to the U.S.) were concerned that this type of food “stimulant” would lead to cravings for more stimulation, such as alcohol, Ziegelman said.

Read this. It’s interesting. Spicy food would make you feel things, maybe, then you’d be more susceptible to other things and then it all caves in after that.

And that, my friends, is why we have these two as our candidates for president.


High-fat cheese: the secret to a healthy life?

A diet rich in cheese might actually be good for our health, according to a new study.

Obviously paid for by everyone in Wisconsin. HIGH FAT CHEESE. EAT IT BY THE BUCKET!