Northwestern Football Preview: Cats Get Golden Opportunity vs. Minnesota Gophers

Posted by Jonathan Hodges on September-23-2009 Add Comments

The Northwestern (2-1, 0-0) Wildcats will head back to Ryan Field this Saturday to face Minnesota (2-1, 0-0) in the Big Ten conference play opener for both teams just a week after both squads sustained their first losses of the 2009 season.  Northwestern lost a heartbreaker at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse by a final score of 37-34, while the Gophers were defeated at home by a top 10 California squad that featured Heisman candidate running back Jahvid Best (who accounted for all five of Cal's touchdowns on the day).

Both teams are looking to rebound and to start the Big Ten slate on a positive note, and given the recent history in the series (NU's "walk off" interception return for the win in 2008 and the 'Cats' doub...

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