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
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The Call: Randy Johnson previews the game
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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).