LINCOLN, Neb. — After two straight losses to Wisconsin and Ohio State on the road, Nebraska will return home to play Minnesota, a team on a four-game win streak.
In order to get back on track to Indianapolis and the Big Ten championship game, Nebraska needs a victory over the Gophers to stay in second place in the West Division.
The Huskers might have to do it without senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong. He was out most of the week going through concussion protocol. Armstrong did practice on Thursday but his status for the game isn’t certain.
Here’s how to catch the action.
Nebraska vs. Minnesota details
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Time: 6:30 p.m. (CT) / 7:30 p.m. (ET) kickoff
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
Weather: 48 degrees and clear
The line: Nebraska is a 7-point favorite
What TV channel is Nebraska vs. Minnesota on?
The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
How can I watch Nebraska vs. Minnesota online?
The game can be watched online via BTN2GO or on BTN2Go.com.
How can I listen to Nebraska vs. Minnesota on the radio?
Listen on Sirius 135, XM 195. The TuneIn app provides radio coverage from each team.
Who is calling the game for BTN?
Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Matt Millen (analyst), Lisa Byington (sidelines)
Three keys to the Nebraska vs. Minnesota game
Can Nebraska run the ball?
The Huskers rushing attack has fallen off the map the past few weeks. Senior running back Terrell Newby averages nearly 4.5 yards per carry, but no one else has been able to give him any help. With Armstrong’s inconsistent play the last few weeks, and Minnesota’s tough run defense, the Huskers will need to get some yards on the ground to win this game.
Can Nebraska rebound?
After two crushing defeats from some of the Big Ten’s best, Nebraska will need to recover quickly against a Minnesota team on a four-game win streak.
Can the Huskers get past the 62-3 thrashing by Ohio State from a week ago?
Who will stay in contention in the Big Ten West?
Minnesota quietly moved up the Big Ten standings with its four straight wins and is now tied with Nebraska.
With a Minnesota win, Nebraska is totally out of the running for the Big Ten title and the Gophers are one loss by Wisconsin away from possibly reaching Indianapolis.
Nebraska, meanwhile, needs a win to keep a stronghold on second place.