BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS HERE. Prepare yourselves for all the punting you can handle, because tomorrow Northwestern and Minnesota take their quality defenses and questionable offenses into their first conference battle of the season. Northwestern struggled with Ball State last week, while Minnesota struggled even more with Ohio. The winner of the game remains in the thick of the Big Ten West race (you know, the one that hasn't technically started yet) while the loser is going to be, well, annoyed probably.
What time is the game?
11 AM CST at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL
Will I need to wear clothes?
Well, I suppose it depends. I'm not going to tell you what to do in your own home but if you're going to the game then yes, you'll need to wear clothes. How is this not something you already know, hypothetical person I'm having a fake conversation with?
Fine. I'll wear clothes. What kind will I need?
Warm-ish ones, possibly with a jacket that breaks up the wind.
Where can I watch if I don't want to leave the house?
TV: Big Ten Network. NOTE: If you don't live in Minnesota or Chicago this game is probably going to be on a Big Ten alternate channel thanks to Michigan/Maryland being moved to 11am. You have been warned!
Television is the work of the Devil. What about radio?
Radio: KFAN (100.3 in the Twin Cities) and the Gopher Radio Network (Radio Affiliates).
Streaming Audio: Locate KFAN on IHeartRadio.com (or the IHeartRadio app for your mobile device)
Satellite Radio: SiriusXM 81; Sirius 81; XM 81
I'm feeling confident(ish). How does Vegas feel?
Spread: Northwestern 3.5 to 4, depending on the site.
Over/Under: 40.5 to 41, depending on the site
What about that stats wizard? You know, Bill C something?
|Proj. Winner||Proj. Margin||Win Prob.||Pick
|Minnesota at Northwestern||-4.5||Minnesota (21.5-19.1)||2.4||55.6%||Minnesota|
Seriously though, clothes?