Thursday October 9th, 2014

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

This Saturday, Northwestern will look to build off a huge win last weekend as it hits the road to take on Minnesota. The Wildcats defeated Wisconsin last Saturday for their third consecutive victory, while the Golden Gophers are coming off a win two weeks ago over a struggling Michigan team.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Details for Saturday's game are below: 

Kickoff: Noon ET

Live Stream: The game can be live streamed here

TV Coverage: Big Ten Network

Radio: For Minnesota affiliates, click here. For Northwestern affiliates, click here

Season Recap

Northwestern

Oct. 4: Northwestern 20, Wisconsin 14

Northwestern jumped out to a 10-0 halftime lead and was able to hold on for the huge win at home. Running back Justin Jackson finished the game with 162 yards on 33 carries. The Wildcats allowed Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon to rush for a career-high 259 yards. 

Sept. 27: Northwestern 29, Penn State 6

The Northwestern defense held Penn State to just 266 total yards and 50 yards on the ground. Offensively, quarterback Trevor Siemian finished with 258 passing yards, while running back Dan Vitale had seven catches for 113 yards. 

Sept. 20: Northwestern 24, Western Illinois 7

Northwestern's win over Western Illinois was its first of the season. Trevor Siemian completed 15 of 25 passes for 117 yards. Justin Jackson had 92 rushing yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. 

Sept. 6: Northern Illinois 23, Northwestern 15

Northwestern lost to Northern Illinois for the first time in school history. The Wildcats began the season 0-2 for the first time since 2003. Trevor Siemian had 268 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. Jackson recorded 52 rushing yards. Wide receiver Kyle Prater caught seven passes for 87 yards and one touchdown. 

Aug. 30: California 31, Northwestern 24

Northwestern lost its season opener for the first time under Pat Fitzgerald. The loss also broke a streak of 16 consecutive non-conference wins at home. Siemian completed 23 of 44 passes (52.3 percent) for 229 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. Cal jumped out to a 31-7 lead, but the Wildcats' second-half rally fell just short. 

Minnesota

Sept. 27: Minnesota 30, Michigan 14

Running back David Cobb was phenomenal out of the backfield, rushing for 183 yards on 32 carries. The Minnesota defense forced two Michigan turnovers in the game, including an interception of Shane Morris before he left the game with a concussion. The Golden Gophers held the Wolverines to 171 total yards.

Sept. 20: Minnesota 24, San Jose State 7

Quarterback Chris Streveler went just 1-for-7 for seven yards and an interception in relief of starter Mitch Leidner but ran the ball 18 times for 161 yards and a touchdown. David Cobb carried the ball 34 times for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Minnesota's defense forced five turnovers.

Sept. 13: TCU 30, Minnesota 7

Mitch Leidner threw for 151 yards and three interceptions. The Golden Gophers had just 268 yards of total offense. Minnesota was held scoreless until the fourth quarter.

Sept. 6: Minnesota 35, Middle Tennessee 24

David Cobb ran for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries. He became Minnesota's first 200-yard rusher since Amir Pinnix in 2005. Mitch Leidner was injured early in the fourth quarter and replaced by Chris Streveler. 

Aug. 28: Minnesota 42, Eastern Illinois 20

Freshman running back Berkley Edwards ran for two touchdowns in his first career game. Mitch Leidner threw one touchdown pass and ran for two touchdowns. Defensive lineman Alex Keith had a sack and recovered two fumbles.

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