When you step back and take a look at it, college football is full of odd and comical minutiae. That's what makes it great. Every program has quirks that make it unique and also laughable to the outside world.
So each week during the 2015 season, Ben Goren will explore the weird ticks of Northwestern's opponents. Because... well, because Every Week is Hate Week.
In Week 8, Northwestern takes a trip over to Lincoln, Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are 3-4 under new head coach Mike Riley and Husker fans, as they often do, are starting to freak out. Why aren't we competing for national championships? They might ask. And we have an answer. We are no longer in the 20th century.