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Monday Flakes: Three Things We Learned In the Huskers Win Over North Dakota

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The Huskers didn’t win pretty on Saturday, but win they did. So, what did we learn last Saturday?

  1. Nebraska shouldn’t schedule South Dakota State for a very long time. Maybe Trev should stay away from all of the Dakota schools just to be safe.
  2. Run the damn ball guy has now purchased an Anthony Grant jersey.
  3. Someone needs to develop a vaccine against missed tackles. They seem to be getting very contagious.

Happy Labor Day Corn Nation!

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