The Gophers will unveil their new gold helmets today, at 11 a.m., when they face Northwestern at TCF Bank Stadium. They’ll have their maroon jerseys and gold pants.

This is a big game for both teams. Northwestern will try to move to 3-0 in the Big Ten, after beating Penn State and Wisconsin. And the Gophers will try to carry their momentum from before the bye week, when they played a complete game and dominated Michigan.

Here’s my prediction.

Chip Scoggins writes that winning the Little Brown Jug was one thing, but beginning today, the Gophers need to show they can build on it.

I had a chance to visit David Cobb and Damien Wilson’s apartment to report on this feature about their journey from flag football teammates in Gloster, Miss., to here. The two cousins are having standout seasons.

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Update: Right guard Foster Bush is out with a concussion. Joe Bjorklund will start in his place. Left guard Zac Epping will make his 40th consecutive start. The second-string guards are Isaac Hayes and true freshman Connor Mayes. ... Cornerback Derrick Wells (hamstring) is in uniform but isn't expected to play.