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2017 Schedule
5-5, 5th in Big Ten - West
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FPI: Northwestern favored vs. Minnesota

The Wildcats are on a five-game winning streak and have never won six straight in the same season under Pat Fitzgerald. Their last six-game winning streak in a single season was in 1996, when Fitzgerald was a senior LB and helped lead Northwestern to a 9-3 record.

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Surprising names lead Big Ten standouts

Sophomores Demry Croft of Minnesota and Mike Weber of Ohio State each got a nod after the best performances of their young careers. Iowa's Josh Jackson was an easy choice for the second straight week, this time after nabbing two pick-sixes, with Wisconsin's Leon Jacobs rounding out the group.


Croft, Minnesota run over Nebraska 54-21

Quarterback Demry Croft ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns, Rodney Smith added 134 yards rushing and a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and Minnesota ran over Nebraska 54-21 on Saturday.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota beats Nebraska 54-21. Feel-good win for P.J. Fleck and the Gophers, who ran for 409 yards. It's fair now to wonder if Mike Riley will survive this season. Or next week. His fate as the Huskers' coach after this year seems to be sealed.

Croft rips off another big run for Minnesota (0:43)
Lee connects with Hoppes for Nebraska TD (0:19)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota's 119th-ranked offense is absolutely hammering Nebraska. The Gophers have not scored more than 27 points in Big Ten play, winning just once. They're up 27-7 on the Cornhuskers in the second quarter and dominating like Minnesota has done against a Power 5 foe this year only in Week 2 against Oregon State — which may have more in common with Nebraska than previously realized.

Minnesota extends lead with TD run from McCrary (0:26)
Croft uses legs again for 73-yard TD run (0:38)
Croft uses legs for Minnesota TD (0:20)
Minnesota returns opening kickoff 100 yards for TD (0:33)
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Gophers OT Greene paying price for U-M tussle

Minnesota offensive tackle Donnell Greene will receive some form of punishment from coach P.J. Fleck stemming from an "unacceptable" unsportsmanlike conduct call in the Gophers' game against Michigan last week.

Michigan holds on to the Little Brown Jug (1:04)
Things get chippy between Minnesota and Michigan (1:02)
Michigan brings out 'Big-I formation' (0:26)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Due to lightning, Michigan is delaying the opening to the Michigan Stadium gates. The school will wait a minimum of 30 minutes after the last lightning strike to assess the weather situation before opening the gates. Michigan hosts Minnesota tonight.

Team Stats

Passing Yards143.0119th
Rushing Yards195.538th
Points For26.582nd
Points Against20.4Tied-25th