Minnesota football will try to pick up its second win in Big Ten play as it plays Nebraska at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. CT on FOX Sports 1.
The Gophers are coming off a 33-10 loss at the hands of Michigan and have lost five of their last six, while the Huskers fell 31-24 to Northwestern last weekend. Both teams are 4-5 and need two wins in their last three games to become bowl-eligible.
Here is the time, channel, live stream and everything else you need to know about the Gophers’ game against the Huskers.
Minnesota-Nebraska football TV channel, time, live stream
Minnesota and Nebraska play at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Time: 11 a.m., CT
Date: November 11, 2017
Location: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.
Channel: Minnesota-Nebraska will be televised on Fox Sports 1. You can use this channel finder to get there.
Live stream: Minnesota-Nebraska will be streamed online at Fox Sports Go.
Minnesota-Nebraska football picks, odds
Minnesota is a 2.5-point favorite according to MyBookie. The over/under is set at 47.5.
Minnesota-Nebraska preview, keys to the game
Even though the Big Ten West title is out of reach for both Minnesota and Nebraska, much is on the line for these two teams Saturday. The winner will only need one more win to become bowl eligible, while the loser will need to win out to extend its season. Given that both teams are facing two currently ranked teams to end their seasons, Saturday carries massive consequences for the loser.
Minnesota will face No. 25 Northwestern and No. 8 Wisconsin after Nebraska, while the Huskers will get No. 14 Penn State and No. 20 Iowa. None of those games can be considered simple wins.
For Minnesota, the game plan begins with dialing up the pressure and forcing mistakes from Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee, a talented arm connected to a brain that makes horrible decisions. The transfer from Tulane leads the Big Ten in inteceptions with 13, but also ranks third in passing yards.
On offense, the Gophers will have to hope quarterback Demry Croft can get back on track against a defense that has struggled against both on the ground and in the air. The Huskers rank third to last in the Big Ten in both rushing and passing offense. Croft’s 163 passing yards against Michigan State still represent a career high, so this might be the sophomore’s best chance to assert he’s the future under center for Minnesota.
The Minnesota rushing offense will try to lighten the load a little for Croft, but that could be difficult if Shannon Brooks isn’t 100 percent. A limited Brooks, who is questionable for the game according to The Star Tribune, would mean more work for Rodney Smith, who ranks eighth in the Big Ten in rushing yards with 665.
Whoever carries the ball for Minnesota will be doing so behind a new look offensive line, as left tackle Donnell Greene is facing discipline for throwing a punch in a skirmish against Michigan. Starting center Jared Weyler is also out with a foot inury.
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