University of Minnesota Golden Gophers
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#149 Minnesota -14
vs. #150 Northwestern 41

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00pm EST
Ryan Field, Evanston
Written by Scott Reichel
Week 13 of college football continues as Minnesota travels to Ryan Field to play against Northwestern on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 12:00 P.M. This will be the 95th meeting between these two teams. These two teams have not met since last season when the Wildcats beat the Gophers on the road by the score of 24-14.

Minnesota Looks To Stay In Contention For Big Ten Title

Minnesota enters this game with an amazing 9-1 record as it is still currently ranked in the AP Top Ten. However, Minnesota enters this game off a disappointing road loss to Iowa that essentially killed its hopes of making the College Football Playoff. On the bright side, Minnesota is still in serious contention for a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game as it is currently leading its division by one game over Wisconsin. As a result, this game is still extremely important for the Gophers as they have not won a conference title game since 1967 so that drought can still hypothetically end as long as the Gophers take care of business moving forward.  Leading the Gophers offensively is sophomore quarterback Tanner Morgan who has been great this season. He has thrown for 2,468 passing yards and 22 passing touchdowns. In addition, he has also only thrown four interceptions so he has been amazing when it comes to limiting turnovers in the pocket which has helped this team remain efficient offensively. However, Morgan is currently in concussion protocol and he is questionable to play in this game. Defensively, Minnesota has been extremely solid up to this point. The Gophers are allowing 20.9 points per game which ranks 28th in the nation. In addition, the Gophers are allowing 307.8 yards per game which ranks 15th in the nation. Now, Minnesota will be looking for another great defensive performance on the road in a very hostile environment.
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