Typically, the Minnesota Gophers take on the Wisconsin Badgers towards the end of the Big Ten season, but this year they meet in the second week of the conference season.
Wisconsin comes in at 4-0, lead by junior quarterback, Scott Tolzien. He has thrown for eight touchdowns and only two interceptions through their first four games. Surprisingly enough, the Badgers threw only 11 touchdowns through the entire 2008 season.
TCF Bank Stadium has been quite a home-field advantage for the Gophers through two games. They defeated Air Force handily, and they had a top ten team at the time in California on the ropes in the fourth quarter. One thing is for certain, when the Gophers battle the Badgers for Paul Bunyan's Axe it is always a great game.
+ Since 2001, Wisconsin has scored more than 30 points on 48 occasions. They are 42-6 in those matchups.
+ When Minnesota scores less than 30 since 2001, there record is 13-37.
+ Wisconsin is 60-17 when scoring more than 20 points since 2001.
+ Wisconsin averages 36 points per game. Minnesota averages 24.8.
+ In games decided by less than 7 points since 2001, Minnesota is 8-16. Wisconsin is 14-12.
THE FORECAST FOR SATURDAY IN MINNESOTA: 43 degrees and there is a 40 percent chance of rain.