gotta get hot in the cold

Seven games remain for the Gophers in January:


Jan. 10at Michigan (9-6, 2-1)Gophers will need to pull an upset to avoid an 0-4 start.

Jan. 13Iowa (11-4, 2-0)Can't start 0-2 at home, so they'll need this one regardless of Mich.

Jan. 17Rutgers (9-6, 1-1)Home games against bottom-tier teams are musts now.

Jan. 20at Nebraska (8-6, 0-2)Terran Petteway had 35 vs. Gophers in Lincoln last year.

Jan. 24Illinois (10-5, 0-2)February loss at home to Illini crushed 2013-14 Gophers.

Jan. 28at Penn State (12-4, 0-3)The Nittany Lions are also off to an 0-3 start.

Jan. 31vs. NebraskaIf trip to Lincoln goes poorly, this becomes a high-pressure one.