Buzzworthy?

The Gophers’ home stretch starts on Nov. 12, with their final three games against West division opponents (at Nebraska, vs. Northwestern, at Wisconsin). Minnesota has six games before then, with the first two being critical if the Gophers hope to create buzz this fall:

 Saturday at Penn State (2-2, 0-1)

 Oct. 8 vs. Iowa (3-1, 1-0)

 Oct. 15 at Maryland (3-0, 0-0)

 Oct. 22 vs. Rutgers (2-2, 0-1)

 Oct. 29 at Illinois (1-2, 0-0)

 Nov. 5 vs. Purdue (2-1, 0-0)