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Corn Flakes: Ohio State, Minnesota Win Plus Previews For Weekend Games

Lots of good football this weekend, here’s some stuff to prepare for it.

Ohio State v Indiana Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

It was a fun night for an opening night (kind of, ignoring last weekend) of college football. I don’t think there was much unexpected...

Minnesota’s debut was more sluggish than I expected. Their run game wasn’t that great against a Buffalo team that wasn’t that great. Their young quarterbacks were inconsistent - as expected, and their defense was decent. It was the lowest points scored by a Gopher opponent since 2006, and PJ Fleck became the first Gopher head coach to win his opener since John Gutenkunst in 1986. How ‘bout that?

Ohio State’s first half wasn’t really unexpected either. The Buckeye receiving corps isn’t that great. Buckeye media/fans have spent this offseason blaming Tim Beck for their offensive problems last year, but this team is only going to go as far as their passing game will let them. They beat Indiana by focusing more on the run game in the second half, and by moving to intermediate routes in passing. Their receivers started catching the ball.

And when that happened, the Hoosiers do what the Hoosiers usually do in games like that, they fall back on the “oh, this again”, and the wheels come off like they did.

Know The Foe: A Closer Look At Arkansas State - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Red Wolves come to Lincoln riding high after closing 2016 season with victories in eight of nine football games, but have plenty of personnel holes to fill

Minnesota Football beats Buffalo, 17-7 - The Daily Gopher

Coach Fleck gets his first win in maroon & gold.

Minnesota article makes a lot of points about what they saw in the first game. What I saw was young quarterbacks causing problems with consistency in the offense. That wasn’t the only issue, but for me it was the biggest.

Ohio State 49, Indiana 21: Three things - The Crimson Quarry
There’s no point in beating around the bush. This one was fun for awhile, but ultimately, it was a microcosm of Indiana football fandom. So, what three things stood out?

POSTGAME RECAP/THOUGHTS: Oklahoma State Rolls to Victory, 59-24 - Cowboys Ride For Free
On a warm late-August evening, the only thing on the collective mind of Oklahoma State fans was victory. Crushing, unrelenting victory.

Ohio State beats Indiana, 49-21, behind monster night from J.K. Dobbins - Land-Grant Holy Land
Dobbins rushed for 181 yards—passing Maurice Clarett’s freshman debut record.

Yes, Lee Corso coached at Indiana. And he was pretty dang good, too. - The Crimson Quarry
You’ll hear about this quite a bit on College Gameday tonight. Here’s a little more about his ten seasons at Indiana, if you’re new to this.

Interviews with the Enemy: A Q&A with Card Chronicle - Hammer and Rails
John Powell from card Chronicle is here to talk about Louisville in the season opener.

Wisconsin football predictions 2017: How many games will Badgers win? - Bucky's 5th Quarter
And will the Badgers get the first one Friday night?

USC Trojans to win it all - Football Study Hall

Every college team has question marks but USC has some knowns and some positive trend lines that make them my pick for the national title winner.

Interesting pick.

Roll Bama Roll Q&A with Tomahawk Nation - Roll 'Bama Roll
I spent some time with with Dylan Kidd with TN to learn what the enemy thinks of their own team

Opponent Blog Q&A: Florida fans getting less confident about UM-UF showdown - Maize n Brew
Today, I had a chance to sit down with the wonderful Andy Hutchins, who manages SB Nation’s Florida blog, Alligator Army. He answered all my questions about the Florida fan base and the upcoming...

The Only Questions: Q&A with The Hustle Belt - The Only Colors
Football is BACK and Bowling Green is headed our way

Behind enemy lines: Q&A with Burnt Orange Nation ahead of Maryland-Texas - Testudo Times
Get to know the Longhorns a little better.

Holy Cross-UConn final score: Huskies win 27-20 after kneeling practice -
Never lose sight of the fundamentals.

NMSU-Arizona State catch: Jaleel Scott’s TD might hold as best of 2017 -
Take a bow, Aggies receiver Jaleel Scott. This is amazing.

7 fun things about Lee Corso, explained by Kirk Herbstreit -
Why’s everyone still love Corso after all these years? Let’s ask one of the guys who knows him best.

Then There’s This:

Jell-O salad is still breaking the dessert mold

Behold: the Jell-O salad. It is dessert, it is appetizer, it is cold, it is fruit, it is vegetable. It is a mishmash of soft textures, with the occasional surprise crunch. But mostly it is smooth and sweet, and a staple of family gatherings, especially in the Upper Midwest and Utah.

It’s like the mascot dessert food thing of Corn Nation. It’s back again this year, whether you want it to be or not.

Who’s gonna make some of this stuff and share it on a game thread?