The Wisconsin Badgers railroaded the Purdue Boilermakers, and now turn their attention up I-94 to the Minnesota Gophers.
While the Gophers' season has been the very definition of "rebuilding," the team's last two contests have given hope to the "U" (as the locals call it.)
A bowl game is out of reach, but an upset of a road-rattled Badgers squad would be enough to consider this year a success for new coach Jerry Kill.
Has a win over the Iowa Hawkeyes and a close call to the Michigan State Spartans given Minnesota enough confidence to beat an overpowering Wisconsin team? The Badgers hope not. A trip to the Twin Cities could either be a pit stop on the way to Indianapolis or simply the end of the road.