In what appears to be a tale of two completely different teams, a Penn State team with questions on both sides of the ball heads to the northern frontier of the conference this weekend to take on a Golden Gophers squad that finds itself at 7-2 and headed toward its best season in a decade.
The Nittany Lions squeaked out a win over Illinois last week in overtime to keep head coach Tim Beckman winless against the Big Ten.
At the same time, Minnesota was in the process of beating the Hoosiers at Indiana. That was the third win in a row for the Gophers, including wins over Northwestern and Nebraska.
The Gophers and Nittany Lions haven't played each other since 2010 when Penn State won in Minneapolis 33-21.
Time: Noon ET
Place: TFC Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.
Radio: Penn State Network Affiliates
Spread: Penn State is a two-point underdog, according to VegasInsider.com.