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Flashback: Nebraska's season-opening win streak looks to hit 30

Revisiting when Florida State gave the Huskers a rare 0–1 record
Flashback: Nebraska's season-opening win streak looks to hit 30

When Danny McManus arrived at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium on Sept. 7, 1985, the then-sophomore Florida State quarterback allowed himself to soak up the scene.

 

There was Tom Osborne, in the flesh. McManus, who grew up in Hollywood, Fla., saw plenty of the Nebraska coach on trips to the Orange Bowl.

 

Challenge Athlon Sports Experts in the Week 1 College Football Pick 'em

Think you can beat our writers and editors? Put your college gridiron picks to the test
Challenge Athlon Sports Experts in the Week 1 Pick 'em

College football is back, and the competition off the field is nearly as heated as the competition on game day.

 

The Athlon Sports College Football Experts Club presented by Nexium & Advil gives you the chance to compete with your friends and our experts each week.

 

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 1

Predictions for every FBS game in Week 1.
Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 1

The 2015 college football season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and it's time to put aside the preseason predictions and pick the upcoming slate of action. The Week 1 schedule starts with a neutral site affair between North Carolina and South Carolina in Charlotte, and the opening night action concludes in Hawaii as the Rainbow Warriors host Colorado.

 

Pac-12 Week 1 Predictions

Preview and picks for the Week 1 Pac-12 slate.
Pac-12 2015 Week 1 Predictions

The Pac-12 has its share of one-sided matchups in Week 1, but the conference also boasts intriguing games with Boise State-Washington, Oregon-Eastern Washington, Utah-Michigan and Texas A&M-Arizona State.

SEC Week 1 Predictions

Predicting the Week 1 slate in the SEC.
SEC 2015 Week 1 Predictions

The bowl season wasn’t kind to the SEC, but just like every other team in the nation, all 14 teams in college football’s No. 1 conference are 0-0 and looking to start the year with a victory.

 

Big Ten Week 1 Predictions

Previewing the Week 1 slate in the Big Ten.
Big Ten 2015 Week 1 Predictions

The Big Ten ended the 2014 season in the spotlight with Ohio State’s national championship victory over Oregon, and the conference opens 2015 with two marquee games on Thursday night. Michigan travels to Salt Lake City to take on Utah in coach Jim Harbaugh’s debut, while playoff contender TCU makes the trek to Minnesota.

Big 12 Week 1 Predictions

Picks for the Week 1 Big 12 slate.
Big 12 Week 1 Predictions

Week 1 of the 2015 Big 12 season isn’t filled with must-see matchups. But there are a few games on the schedule to move the needle, including Texas-Notre Dame and TCU-Minnesota. Will the Longhorns improve in coach Charlie Strong’s second season? A win in South Bend would be a good place to start. Big 12 frontrunners TCU and Baylor are both on the road in Week 1, but both teams are double-digit favorites.

 

ACC Week 1 Predictions

Predictions for the ACC's Week 1 slate.
ACC 2015 Week 1 Predictions

With Clemson replacing several key starters from last year’s defense, along with Jameis Winston’s departure from Florida State, two of the ACC’s frontrunners open the 2015 season looking for answers at key positions.

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