The first game for the Gophers under new coach P.J. Fleck is Thursday night, with his team a favorite over Buffalo from the Mid-America Conference. This looks to be the easiest game on Minnesota's schedule, but there's still enough uncertainty to make it an interesting opening night.

Guide to the game:

Kickoff: 6 p.m. TV: Big Ten Network. Radio: 107.9 FM., 1130 AM, Gopher Radio Network

Follow the game on our Live Blog

Statistics and in-game boxscore

Get the latest updates on our Gridiron Gold blog

The Call: Randy Johnson previews the game

Rosters: Gophers | Buffalo

Latest Buffalo news and national rankings

Latest Gophers news and national rankings

College football scoreboard and schedule

College football headlines from around the nation

Gophers reading room:

P.J. Fleck:  Inside the mind of the new Gophers coach.

Kyle Gergely: The hardest working man in U football.

Bulls to Badgers: An inside look at the 2017 schedule.

Kicker Carpenter: Ice in his veins (and sometimes down his jersey).