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2015 Schedule
6-7, 5th in Big Ten - West
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2dBrian Bennett

The 2016 Big Ten recruiting all-name team

Michigan State has its Messiah, and Northwestern can unchain Jango, while Nebraska has Dicaprio to act its way out of any trouble.

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3dESPN Recruiting

Grading the recruiting classes: Big Ten

Grading the 2016 football recruiting classes in the Big Ten, which saw Ohio State deliver another top-5 class and Michigan finish with a fury.

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5dJesse Temple

Top Big Ten recruit by team: 2011-2015

As signing day nears we're taking a look at the highest-impact prospects each Big Ten school has signed over the last decade, starting with 2001-15.

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18dAustin Ward and Tom VanHaaren

Help is on the way: Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota needs help at wide receiver and could get it from its 2016 recruiting class, especially if Dredrick Snelson stays committed to the Gophers.

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Watch: (1) Michigan State vs. Minnesota

The Spartans play for the first time since Iowa handed them their first loss in their Big Ten opener. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner underwent foot surgery Wednesday and will be limited in spring practice. "We will be careful with his recovery process, but hope to have him back at full strength in four months or so," coach Tracy Claeys said in a statement.

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5-7 record = bowl victory?

Perhaps only winning five games in the regular season isn't such a bad thing. Minnesota, Nebraska and San Jose State all entered its bowl games with a 5-7 record this season and won.

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Leidner leads Minnesota to Quick Lane Bowl win (0:54)
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Leidner: 'It's just huge for this program'

Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys and quarterback Mitch Leidner receive Quick Lane Bowl hardware and speak on the importance of the victory.

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Minnesota finally victorious in a bowl game (2:04)

Team Stats

Passing Yards214.274th
Rushing Yards142.9101st
Points For24.6100th
Points Against26.1Tied-59th

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