LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMPER 6: People play ball before the game between the McNeese State Cowboys and the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)The Scott Frost era in Lincoln, Neb. begins this afternoon. It was supposed to start last week, of course, but Mother Nature had other plans. Storms forced Nebraska’s season-opening game against Akron to be cancelled.Nebraska and Colorado are set to meet today. It’s a fitting first game for Frost with the Huskers, considering it’s a pitting of former Big 12 rivals.The Huskers enter this afternoon’s game as a slight favorite. The sportsbooks list Nebraska as a 3-point favorite.What is OddsShark’s computer expecting?Here’s the score prediction for Nebraska-Colorado from the computer:Nebraska 18.2, Colorado 16.6Nebraska and Colorado are set to kick off at 3:3o p.m. E.T. today. The game will be televised on ABC.
TEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Brian Lewerke #14 of the Michigan State Spartans drops back to pass during the first half of the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Brian Lewerke had one of the worst outings of his college career on Saturday, in Michigan State football’s loss to Michigan.The Spartans signal caller completed just 5-of-25 passes for 66 yards, before being pulled from the game.He did catch a touchdown pass—the team’s lone score of the game—on a trick play, but was completely ineffective otherwise against an Elite Michigan defense.After the game, a 21-7 Michigan State football loss, Brian Lewerke revealed that he was dealing with a shoulder injury.He didn’t practice in the week ahead of the game, and with Purdue coming to town this weekend, it doesn’t sound like he’ll get much practice time this week either.On Monday, head coach Mark Dantonio commented on the injury.“I think this is a situation that gets better over the course of time,” Dantonio said of Lewerke’s right arm. “So I think even now, as the week progressed, he felt better. That’s why we made the decision and he made the decision that he would play.“I think it’s better today than it was yesterday, so we’ll have to make the decision as we go.”Today, Lewerke spoke to the media himself. He didn’t want to address the shoulder directly, though.From the Detroit Free-Press:“I don’t really want to talk about the arm right now,” Lewerke said. “I’m just working through it to see if I’ll feel good in practice. … Mentally, you gotta be ready to play no matter what. I’m still gonna come in here and study, whether I play or not. I’m gonna study as much as I can.”If he can’t go, it will probably be Rocky Lombardi against the Boilermakers. He came on in relief of Lewerke against the Wolverines, completing 1-of-2 passes for 9 yards.[Detroit Free-Press]
Madrid – Spain reaffirms its “active commitment” to reaching a “lasting, just and mutually acceptable political solution” to the Sahara issue, according to the annual report on national security, adopted Friday by the Spanish Council of Ministers.“In accordance with UN resolutions, Spain, as a member of the Group of Friends of the Sahara, reiterates its active commitment to finding a lasting, just and mutually acceptable political solution” to the Sahara issue, says the report prepared by the department of homeland security under the Presidency of the Spanish Government.The document assesses the progress of the National Security Strategy to address the dangers that may threaten the safety of Spain, including terrorism, armed conflicts, cyber threats, organized crime, economic and financial instability, energy vulnerability, illegal migration, weapons of mass destruction, espionage, and natural disasters.The report also welcomes the commitment of the various departments of the state to coping with the dangers and potential threats to Spain in “an ever-changing world.”