Hey, it is the final week of the regular season and your Golden Gophers are playing with a chance to go to the Big Ten Championship game, the Rose Bowl and even a shot at the College Football Playoff!
Here are the games that either matter or should be entertaining and how you can watch them.
- Iowa at Nebraska - BTN - 1:30
This game matters only from the perspective that Iowa winning and improving to 9-3 makes the loss to them on the road look slightly better. How does this help the Gophers? I really doesn’t, unless they are trying to make a case for the CFP. Either way, it should be a good game to watch.
- #1 - Ohio State at #13 - Michigan - FOX - 11:00
Another one that really doesn’t do a ton specifically for the Gophers, but should be a really good game. Scouting out the Buckeyes for the game in Indianapolis. Ohio State winning certainly secures their CFP spot while I don’t think a Buckeye loss helps the Gophers in any way.
- #3 - Clemson at South Carolina - ESPN - 11:00
Under the “so you’re saying there’s a chance” scenario, if South Carolina were to win this game, maybe the Gophers increase their odds of CFP.
- #12 - Wisconsin at #8 - Minnesota - ABC - 2:30
This one is pretty big. Still need tickets? Win and all of our hopes and dreams remain alive. Plus...The Axe!
- #5 - Alabama at #15 - Auburn - CBS - 2:30
This one we really do want to see Bama lose. If we manage to beat Wisconsin and Bama loses, then you will see the Gophers sitting at #5 in the CFP rankings on Tuesday. Go Tigers, nobody wants to see Bama sneak in as the 4th CFP team.
- Texas A&M at #2 - LSU - ESPN - 6:00
Another one that really won’t impact Minnesota but seeing LSU lose adds to any CFP chaos scenario, which everybody likes.
- #7 - Oklahoma at #21 - Oklahoma St - FOX - 7:00
Another good game and nobody would be sad to see the Sooners lose. I think the Gophers move ahead of OU with a win regardless, but a loss to the Cowboys would certainly help that.