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Saturday, Nov. 26, the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The game, to be played at Camp Randall Stadium, is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Read on for our Minnesota vs. Wisconsin preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Wisconsin wins the matchup between the two teams 85.5% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has the Badgers favored as well.
Spread: Wisconsin -14
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Channel: Big Ten Network
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin preview:
Minnesota (8-3) is coming off of a 29-12 win over Northwestern and has won five of its last six games played. Wisconsin (9-2) beat up on Purdue last week 49-20 and has won five straight contests.
Wisconsin put up 412 yards against the Boilermakers while also holding Purdue to 293 yards on the day. The Badgers damage came on the ground as they rushed for 221 yards. Corey Clement led the way with 112 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries. Running back Bradrick Shaw scored two touchdowns as well.
Northwestern out gained Minnesota 339 yards to 328 yards last week, but the Gophers managed to get the job done. Mitch Leidner went 14-for-25 through the air for 197 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for a touchdown as well on eight carries for 28 yards.
Wisconsin beat Minnesota last season by a score of 31-21.
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Prediction:
Both teams enter the game with highly-touted defenses with the Badgers allowing just 293 yards per game and the Gophers allowing 352 yards per game, but Wisconsin holds an even bigger advantage on offense.
Wisconsin has the playmakers on the edge to make plays against the Gophers' defense and that will stand to be the difference. That, and the fact that a Wisconsin win punches the Badgers' ticket to the Big Ten title game.
Wisconsin 37, Minnesota 21