Nebraska opened the season with four consecutive double-digit victories before getting blown out by a dominant Wisconsin squad on the road. To the credit of Bo Pelini and his Cornhuskers, they bounced back strong from that defeat by besting Ohio State in a 34-27 final. It has been two weeks since that contest for Nebraska, which is in its first season as a member of the Big Ten following its defection from the Big 12.
Jerry Kill's first year as head coach at Minnesota has been taxing to say the least, as the team has managed a mere one victory through the first six games and the coach has battled some pretty serious health issues. The last three tilts have resulted in double-digit losses, including a 45-17 beating at the hands of the mediocre Purdue Boilermakers in the most recent outing two weeks ago.
Game date, time: 3:30 pm ET, Saturday, October 22nd
Location: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV channel: ABC
Spread: Nebraska favored by 23
Series history: Minnesota leads, 29-20-2
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