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Compiled by Ken Chia

KNOW THIS

With BYU's two last-minute touchdowns vs. Boise State, the Mountain West went 0-10 in nonconference games Saturday; the Gophers' three-point victory over Colorado State was the only one of those games within one possession.

WATCH THIS

Hmmmm. What's on TV tonight? Oh, yeah, the Vikings begin the season at San Francisco (9:20 p.m., ESPN). Enjoy Chris Berman, everyone.

RANDOM FANDOM

"Twins need to make a big move on this upcoming homestand by going a minimum of 7-3 if they want to be part of a championship season. The time is now!"

zinran3517 on the Twins at startribune.com.

Weigh in on what you're thinking about to mrand@startribune.com

TWEETED

"From 1979 to 1987:Moses Malone averaged 25.5 points and 14.1 rebounds per game. Since then? No player has averaged that once in a season."

Zach Harper of CBS Sports on Malone, who died Sunday at age 60.

@talkhoops