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Former Foes: Week One

Former Foes is now getting started on 2018

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Last week was still the preseason, so we gave you last year’s opponents as former foes.

This week is this season, so we give you...hopefully a few fewer heart palpitations than Penn State did on Saturday.

2018 Former Foes

Appalachian State Mountaineers

Last Seen: Scaring the hell out of 105,000 fans at Beaver Stadium. QB Zac Thomas went 25-38 (65.8%) for 270 yards and 2 TDs, and ran 15 times for another 43 yards and a rushing touchdown. Those stats included at least 3 OMG passes, while he lead App State to 28 Q4 points and sent the game into Overtime. BSD Post-game Link Dump here.

Next Up: Sat, @Charlotte, 6p, on ESPN+. Based on what they showcased on us last weekend, brace for a huge mauling.

2018 Record: 0-1

Former Bros

Mississippi State Bulldogs

Former Penn State Assistant and all-around likeable bro, Joe Moorhead, is now the Head Coach at MSU. We’ll follow his progress here this season too.

Last Seen: Sep 1, jacking the Stephen F. Austin Jacks 63-6.

Next Up: Sat, @ the Kansas State Fighting Bill Snyders, 12p, on ESPN.

2018 Record: 1-0

2017 Former Foes

Akron Zips

Last Seen: Getting its game at Nebraska canceled due to weather and prompting this hilarious plea from a Cornhusker fan to count it as a Nebby win anyway.

Next Up: Sat vs Morgan State at home, 3:30p, on ESPN+

2018 Record: 0-0 or 0-1 if you ask Nebraska fans

2017 Finish: 7-7

Pitt Panthers

Last Seen: Showing less than 50% of their pre-snap playbook en route to a 33-7 over Albany at home.

Next Up: Sat, hosting Penn State, 8p on ABC

2018 Record: 1-0

2017 Finish: 5-7

Georgia State Panthers

Last Seen: Outlasting Kennesaw State 24-20 in Atlanta.

Next Up: Sat, @ NC State, 12:30p on RSN.

2018 Record: 1-0

2017 Finish: 7-5

Iowa Hawkeyes

Last Seen: Defeating Northern Illinois 33-7 at Kinnick.

Next Up: Sat, hosting Iowa State, 5p, on FOX.

2018 Record: 1-0

2017 Finish: 8-5

Indiana Hoosiers

Last Seen: Beating FIU on the road in Miami, 38-28.

Next Up: Sat, hosting UVA in Bloomington, 7:30p, on BTN.

2018 Record: 1-0

2017 Finish: 5-7

Northwestern Wildcats

Last Seen: Battling Purdue to a sizzlingly tight win in West Lafayette, 31-27. This was an actually perfect way to kickoff the 2018 CFB season.

Next Up: Sat, hosting Duke, 12p, on ESPNU.

2018 Record: 1-0

2017 Finish: 10-3

Michigan Wolverines

Last Seen: Taking another L on the road at Notre Dame, 24-17, and getting Braylon Edwards fired in the process.

Next Up: Sat, hosting Western Michigan in the Big House, 12p, on FS1.

2018 Record: 0-1

2017 Finish: 8-5

Ohio State Buckeyes

Last Seen: Punishing Oregon State 77-31 in the Shoe.

Next Up: Sat, hosting Rutgers, 3:30p, on BTN.

2018 Record: 1-0

2017 Finish: 12-2

Michigan State Spartans

Last Seen: Looking extremely meh (like so many squads on Week One) while beating Utah State 38-31.

Next Up: Sat, @ the Arizona State Fighting Herms, 10:45p, on ESPN.

2018 Record: 1-0

2017 Finish: 10-3

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Last Seen: Defeating Texas State 35-7 at home.

Next Up: Sat, @ NC State, 12:30p on RSN.

2018 Record: 1-0

2017 Finish: 4-8

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Last Seen: Getting stormed out vs Akron.

Next Up: Sat, hosting Colorado, 3:30p, on ABC.

2018 Record: 0-0

2017 Finish: 4-8

Maryland Terrapins

Last Seen: Ruining Longhorn fans’ visit to the DMV at FedEx, 34-29 and sweeping the home and home series, 2-0.

Next Up: Sat, @ Bowling Green, 8p, on ESPN+.

2018 Record: 1-0

2017 Finish: 4-8

Washington Huskies

Last Seen: Losing a defensive slugfest against Auburn, 21-16

Next Up: Sat, hosting North Dakota, 5p, on PAC-12N.

2018 Record: 0-1

2017 Finish: 10-3