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3-2, 4th in Big Ten - West
Northwestern blanks Minnesota, stays unbeaten (1:07)

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitch Leidner is a tough guy, great leader and has shown flashes of his passing ability in the past. But Minnesota just isn't going anywhere with its QB completing 10 passes in 21 attempts with an interception, and Jerry Kill may need to consider a different option.

Wildcats QB keeps it for the TD (0:13)

Minnesota vs. (16) Northwestern

Northwestern opponents have scored one TD in 10 red zone trips, and the Wildcats have forced three red zone turnovers, tied for the most in FBS this season. That could spell trouble for a Minnesota team that ranks 124th nationally in red zone TD pct (33 pct). Follow live

Gusty winds could impact Big Ten clash

Fans should be prepared for 20-30-mph winds off Lake Michigan for Minnesota at Northwestern. Are showers expected during the game? AccuWeather forecast

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Aside from the top-notch defenses on the field, weather could be a factor for Northwestern and Minnesota as the programs try to put up points. According to AccuWeather, there could be some showers at Ryan Field along with winds of 30 miles per hour.

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Gophers-Wildcats among top undercards

Minnesota's only loss was by six to TCU in Week 1. Can the Gophers hand Northwestern its first loss? The winner takes an early lead in the Big Ten West. Grantland: Week 5 preview

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Big Ten viewer's guide: Conference season arrives

Week 5 brings our first full-fledged Saturday of Big Ten play. Six league games are on tap, including some important ones in the West Division.

SVP, Stanford Steve pick winners for the weekend (3:00)

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota freshman RB Shannon Brooks scored game-winning TD vs Ohio on Saturday. Brooks had not carried the ball in the first three games. "Should have played him earlier, I guess," coach Jerry Kill said. Brooks is a physical runner who gives Gophers a good 1-2 combo with Rodney Smith.

Team Stats

Passing Yards219.5Tied-78th
Rushing Yards158.0Tied-87th
Points For19.0Tied-236th
Points Against18.530th

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