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5-7, 5th in Big Ten - West

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

With the official NCAA determination on 5-7 bowl teams and Missouri's decision to decline a bid, Nebraska and Minnesota are in line to receive invites. Illinois needs Georgia State and South Alabama to lose this week.

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16hGreg Ostendorf

Missouri passes as NCAA picks 5-7 teams by APR

The NCAA Division I council approved a recommendation Monday to fill the record 41 bowls with five-win teams because not enough teams will meet the standard bowl-eligibility requirements.

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Pollard: "I want to thank Jerry Kill. Coach Kill is respected in this business and helped us talk through who we should be looking at."

Experts like Gophers' bowl chances

There's not enough six-win teams to fill all of this winter's bowl games. Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy both predict 5-7 Minnesota to go bowling -- but where? Bowl projections

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2dBrian Bennett

Minnesota coaching duo fired amid anemic offense

After finishing 97th in the FBS in scoring and 75th in passing yardage, Minnesota has fired offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and passing game coordinator Jim Zebrowski, the school announced.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Black Sunday so far in Big Ten: Rutgers dumped head coach Kyle Flood and AD Julie Hermann. Purdue let go both its offensive and defensive coordinators. Penn State and Minnesota also fired their offensive play callers.

Gophers still could go to bowl

Minnesota may only have five wins, but they have an outside shot to make a bowl game due to a lack of six-win teams. How could the Gophers make the postseason? Bowling with five wins?

Wisconsin takes down Minnesota (0:39)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

This has been just an absolutely dominant first half on the ground for Wisconsin's offense. The Badgers rushed 35 times for 199 yards and four touchdowns. Who are these guys? Wisconsin leads Minnesota 28-14 at halftime and is 30 minutes from winning Paul Bunyan's Axe for a 12th straight game.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin QB Joel Stave was intercepted for a touchdown on the Badgers' first offensive play against Minnesota. It's been all running game from there. Wisconsin has 22 rushes and three passes. Who needs balance? We're tied at 14 in the second quarter.

Pick-six gives Minnesota early lead (0:22)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

According to AccuWeather, kickoff temperature for today's Minnesota-Wisconsin game will be 32 degrees and mostly sunny. Wisconsin has won Paul Bunyan's Axe the past 11 games in the rivalry series. Minnesota can become bowl eligible with a win.

Minnesota excited to face Wisconsin (1:25)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin and Minnesota have the most-played rivalry in major college football, but it's been a one-sided affair lately. Wisconsin has won 11 straight games by an average score of 37-21. It's the longest winning streak for either team in series history. The teams meet for Paul Bunyan's Axe again this Saturday.

Team Stats

Passing Yards214.275th
Rushing Yards142.9101st
Points For24.0Tied-97th
Points Against26.1Tied-59th

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