It's impossible to trash Nebraska. It's just not in my heart.
Ask any Buckeye fan about their experience in Lincoln. If the tale involves bad steaks or irascible Husker fans, they're agents of anarchy looking to sew conference chaos.
Why would we bulldoze this bucolic corn colony of psychopathic children with an industrial farm combine? As Woody Hayes once famously said, "Let he without sin cast the first forward pass."
Imagine what Columbus would look like if the local team endured Bo Pelini—and replaced him with a retired chiropractor.
Huskers used to be swagger daddies, too. Now they're swinging for the Outback Bowl while condemned to the middle of a blue chip desert. (If only they were sponsored by an athletics company willing to pay players. Maybe there'd be an uptick in recruiting...)
As long as they aren't abducting and ritualistically butchering Ohioans, it seems a cathartic way to blow off steam from another four-loss season. It's not like their relaxed child labor laws have hurt undercut our superior corn exports, either.
I can only say, "Best of luck to tonight, Nebraska!" (Now let's go back praying their pox of mediocrity never come to our fruitful shores.)
|12:00||#6 TEXAS CHRISTIAN at KANSAS STATE||TCU (-7)||FS1|
|12:00||#17 MICHIGAN at INDIANA||UM (8-8)||ABC|
|12:00||#24 TEXAS TECH at WEST VIRGINIA||WVU (-3½)||ESPNU|
|12:00||RUTGERS at ILLINOIS||LOL (NO)||BTN|
|3:30||PURDUE at #7 WISCONSIN||UW (-16½)||BTN|
|3:30||#10 AUBURN at LOUISIANA STATE||AUB (-7½)||CBS|
|3:30||#12 OKLAHOMA vs. TEXAS||OU (-9)||ESPN|
|7:15||ARKANSAS at #1 ALABAMA||BAMA (-31½)||ESPN|
|7:30||MISSOURI at #4 GEORGIA||UGA (-29½)||SEC|
|8:00||UTAH at #13 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA||USC (-13)||ABC|
|8:00||#21 MICHIGAN STATE at MINNESOTA||MSU (-4)||BTN|
|10:45||#5 WASHINGTON at ARIZONA STATE||UW (-17½)||ESPN|
"This slate is garbage," you might be thinking. Well, you're right at first glance. But we're still talking college football.
Consider this history lesson, from ESPN's Stats & Information: This is the latest into a season in which we've had no matchups of AP-ranked teams since Week 12 of 2009, the weekend before Thanksgiving. That week, four ranked teams lost to unranked opponents, including two teams that were ranked in the top 15.
My eyes will be on Whatever They Call the Red River Shootout These Days. Both Oklahoma and Texas went all-in on young coaches this offseason. Should be a good one in Dallas.
Word of the Day: Lambast.
THE HUSKER DOSSIER. Here's everything you need to know about tonight's opponent and some #gamedaydayreads.
- Scouting Report
- Depth chart
- Nebraska's Tyjon Lindsey leads former 2017 Buckeye commits.
- Next man up at right guard for Ohio State.
- Urban Meyer wants B1G road night games capped.
- Sky is limit for Ben Victor.
- The Buckeye lacrosse commit turned Husker playmaker.
- Shelley Meyer stopped by the Dubcast.
- Game poster
- Hype trailer
#PERTINENTCORNCHILDREN. Mike Riley is not the man to lead the Huskers back to glory. Stay around for the postgame to watch the iconic Husker ritual where they fire him by cursing him to Hell.
PROPHECY: 52-17, Bucks.
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