As the 2011 college football season winds down Minnesota is looking to establish momentum going into next year. This week they visit Northwestern, who is one win short of bowl eligibility with two games left. Northwestern comes in as one of the hottest teams in the conference. They have won three straight games, including a surprise win two weeks ago at No. 10 Nebraska. Northwestern will look to take lock up its bowl eligibility before facing Legends Division leader Michigan State next week.
Game date, time: 12 p.m. ET, November 19, 2011
Location: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL
TV channel: Big Ten Network
Spread: Northwestern favored by 15.5
Series history: Minnesota leads, 50-31-5
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