Minnesota preparing to 'beat the B1G West champs' this weekend
Minnesota is taking aim at Northwestern. The Golden Gophers finished last season with a 3-4 record, finishing fourth in the B1G West.
Now, they have to dethrone the reigning division champs, who finished with a 7-2 record in 2020.
It seems like the coaches have their players locked in for this matchup, and have a made it known that they have to go through the Wildcats if they want to take home the division title this year.
Quote: #Gophers coaches and players stuck to talking point about Northwestern being defending Big Ten West champs.
“If we want to get to that spot, we have to ultimately beat the Big Ten West champs,” DE Thomas Rush said. “So that’s where we are at and that’s how we view them.”
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) October 28, 2021
This year, the script has flipped. The Golden Gophers are making a push for the lead in the B1G West, while Northwestern is struggling so far.
Can Minnesota keep its win streak alive against Northwestern?
The Golden Gophers (5-2) and Wildcats (3-4) face off Saturday on The B1G Network at 3:30 p.m. ET.