Friday, September 4, 2009

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Part Two

Tomorrow marks the beginning of college football in earnest (in Lincoln, too).  My beloved Huskers take the field against Florida Atlantic... not exactly a perennial powerhouse.  But what it lacks in marquee status it makes up for in backstory.

The FAU Owls are coached by none other than Howard Schnellenberger, that crusty old bastard that beat the undefeated Big Red back in the 1984 Orange Bowl when he coached the hated Miami Hurricanes.  So for me, this game is maybe some sort of cosmic throwback to times when we were feared.  Combine that with a season in which we'll see the 300th-consecutive sellout later this month, and make no mistake -- the days are getting brighter for the boys from Lincoln.  Here's my prognostication for the season:

Florida Atlantic: WIN (49-3)
Arkansas State: WIN (38-9)
Virginia Tech: LOSS (15-16)
Louisiana Lafayette: WIN (55-0)
Missouri: WIN
Texas Tech: WIN
Iowa State: WIN
Baylor: WIN
Oklahoma: LOSS
Kansas: WIN
Kansas State: WIN
Colorado: WIN
Big 12 Championship: LOSS

That's right, I'm drinking the Big Red Kool Aid.  A 10-3 season going into the bowl game.  Am I insane?  Probably, but that's another thing that makes this the most wonderful time of the year, doesn't it?

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