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Frosted Flakes: Big Ten Football About To Get Much More Interesting

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B1G games coming up fast!

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Big Ten Conference gets much more interesting this weekend with the following matchups:

  • Michigan at Wisconsin
  • Michigan State at Northwestern
  • Nebraska at Illinois

Wisconsin hasn’t allowed a single point on defense. Michigan’s offense has looked stagnant and wishy-washy despite Jim Harbaugh’s attempt to have a breakout season. This game will tell us a lot about our chances in winning the Big Ten West. Is Wisconsin as good as they’ve looked, or are they just executing really well against lesser teams?

Note the article linked below about Northwestern vs Michigan State - that the Wildcats have won their last three meetings. It would be a huge blow to Sparty to lose this game, and a big boost for the West.

Nebraska at Illinois - another game for our beloved Huskers to get their crap together. Illinois looked great in the first quarter last week against Eastern Michigan. Then the offense sputtered and the defense gave up big plays. I noticed our Illinois site, Champaign Room, make a comment on twitter that this game was about Lovie Smith’s job. I wonder if that’s true.

News

Huskers Announce 48 Signees - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska track and field program announced the addition of 48 student-athletes to its 2019 signing class on Monday.

Of the 48 additions, 17 were Nebraska high school seniors in 2018-19, including state champions in Trent Lockard (Lincoln Christian, 400m and 800m), Darius Luff (Lincoln, 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles), Lincoln McPhillips (Hartington-Newcastle, 100m, long jump), Nick Ronnfeldt (BRLD, discus and shot put), Kevin Shubert (West Omaha, shot put and discus), Brent Wetovick (Fullerton, 400m and 800m) and Taya Skelton (Fort Calhoun, 3,200m).

Lovie Smith week four Quotables - The Champaign Room
Check out what Lovie had to say ahead of Big Ten Conference play starting

Illinois Football: Lovie Smith Fires Defensive Coordinator Lovie Smith - Off Tackle Empire
Another defensive meltdown precipitated changes in the coaching staff

Ohio State has the third-best chance to reach the College Football Playoff - Land-Grant Holy Land

The AllState Playoff Predictor favors the Buckeyes over other top teams.

There's some Nebraska mentions in here. Right now I’d say Ohio State is way ahead of the rest of the Big Ten.

How Michigan plans to defend Jonathan Taylor on Saturday - Maize n Brew
You can’t hope to stop him. You can only hope to contain him.

Undeterred by detractors, Michigan offense ‘real close’ to big production

While it hasn’t clicked in games just yet, the biggest indicator to Eubanks of future success is that the offense has made things work in practice.

Oh, well, that changes everything. If it works in practice, it ought to destroy the Badgers.

Film Breakdown: Maryland football vs Temple - Testudo Times
The Terps dropped their first game of the 2019 campaign.

We took all the hair away from a bunch of collegiate logos - Mid-Major Madness
oh god why

Virginia Tech football: Hokies add former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill to staff - Gobbler Country

Kill is a respected coach and it’s not like the Hokies can’t use the assistance.

The Hokies are struggling. I find this rather amazing as Justin Fuentes was a wanted coach and I’m guessing many Nebraska fans had them on their list if Scott Frost hadn’t come back.

Kansas Jayhawks Football: A (Semi) Statistical Recap of Boston College - Rock Chalk Talk
Embarrassing - but not in the way we thought!

Three things for Northwestern football fans to know about the Michigan State Spartans - Inside NU
MSU has a history with the ‘Cats

In other words, the Spartans have reason beyond their soul-crushing 10-7 home loss to Arizona State last week to come out swinging this Saturday. Northwestern has beaten MSU three consecutive times, with the teams playing annually as the designated constant cross-divisional matchup by the powers that be (Wildcat fans aren’t complaining).

Film Room: Arizona State - The Only Colors
Michigan State put up over 400 yards of offense in the game, but only scored seven points. Even last year’s team averaged 25.25 points per game when gaining at least 400 yards of total offense.

The problem on Saturday was that most of it came in between the 20-yard lines. Despite having seven drives into ASU territory, the Spartans only had two official red zone trips. One resulted in a touchdown, and the other in a missed field goal.

Then There’s This

Big Bang Theory lands on HBO Max in deal reportedly worth more than $1 billion - The Verge

Just one day after Netflix secured the streaming rights to Seinfeld in a deal reportedly worth more than $500 million, WarnerMedia’s HBO Max has gone one step further, acquiring the rights to The Big Bang Theory in a deal reportedly worth more than $1 billion.

HOLY SHIT.

Are re-runs really worth that much? Or is this an example of content providers throwing money around because they’re afraid someone else might get to it first?

Knives made of frozen feces don’t make the cut, disproving well-known legend | Ars Technica

The knives simply melted upon contact, leaving behind streaks of melted poop.

Because we all need to know more about poop knives.

This is pretty cool, heh?