Minnesota is going for its third straight victory this week. With Iowa's surprising loss to Purdue last week, the Gophers now find themselves in a much more interesting race in the Big Ten West. It's an important game for sorting out bowl opportunities and a must-win game to have a shot at first place in the division.

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN2. Radio: 100.3 FM, webstream. Sirius/XM: Ch. 195

Line: Gophers by 5. Over/under: 55

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