Awaiting the start of the Gophers game at Michigan State's Spartan Stadium.

This would be the Gophers' biggest win of the season, if they could pull it off.

I believe their performance last week, in a loss against Wisonsin, was their most impressive performance of the season. Beating a very good Michigan State team on the road would be more impressive.

In fact, beating Michigan State would give the Gophers their most impressive six-game stretch in the modern era.

Glen Mason's best seasons did not include a six-game stretch in the Big Ten schedule this impressive. The 2003 loss to Michigan interrupted an impressive stretch. If the Gophers win today, they will have gone 5-1 in a key six-game stretch with their only loss coming against a very good Wisconsin team.

I'd argue the Gophers' loss to Wisconsin marked their best performance this season, given the quality of the opponent.

A victory today would trump that.


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