The hometown paper is the Lincoln Journal Star. Find it at www.journalstar.com.
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Here is the Omaha World Herald's synopsis of the Owls game, from the newspaper's college preview section:
9/5: Florida Atlantic
NU's formula for victory: Running the football would take some pressure off quarterback Zac Lee in his first start ó and Florida Atlantic is susceptible to the run. The Owls had to rebuild some of their front seven from a team that allowed 178.7 rushing yards per game last season. Their starting defense could have as few as three seniors. Look for Lee to hand off a bunch to I-backs Roy Helu and his backups and try to stay in negotiable passing situations. The defense will need to keep FAU quarterback Rusty Smith in check, and the best way might be to keep him off the field. A ninth-year program, the Owls have traveled to Florida (lost by 39) and Texas (lost by 42) the last two seasons.
FAU'S Counter-formula: Smith is the kind of player who can give Florida Atlantic a chance. The senior has led the Owls to back-to-back bowls, and was Sun Belt player of the year in 2007. Smith will take some chances and has an accomplished receiver in Cortez Gent. Nebraska would be most prone to first-game mistakes at linebacker, most likely, but can the Owls take advantage? FAU likely will be the most athletic of the three Sun Belt teams NU will face. The Owls also will play with a sense of swagger under coach Howard Schnellenberger ó and with nothing to lose.
The sum: Nebraska 43, Florida Atlantic 14
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The Lincoln Journal Star preview section can be downloaded from its site in PDF form. Page 33 has a synopsis on the Owls. Page 34 has predictions from four Journal Star sports writers, all of whom see Nebraska winning handily (44-17, 38-17, 34-17 and 51-31).