The Nebraska Cornhuskers are looking to redeem themselves with a win against the Minnesota Gophers, and both teams are clinging on to their spot in the rankings.
No. 23 Nebraska was exposed last week by No. 16 Wisconsin as they were blown out, 59-24, and they allowed running back Melvin Gordon to run for 408 yards. This marked a new single-game NCAA record. They will look to recover at home against No. 25 Minnesota.
Cornhuskers running back Ameer Abdullah was clearly not at full health as he was held to 69 yards on 18 carries. He was coming off a knee injury, but he was able to use the bye week to heal from it.
Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. struggled as a result, passing for only 62 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 6-of-18 passing.
The Cornhuskers are all but out of contention for a Big Ten championship since they are now a game behind Wisconsin in the East standings, and they will need to win out while they need the Badgers to lose out.
Meanwhile, the Gophers are coming off a 31-24 loss to No. 6 Ohio State, but they were able to stay in the top 25 despite suffering their third loss of the season.
Running back David Cobb rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns, but it was to no avail as quarterback Mitch Leidner struggled with two interceptions.
The Gophers will struggle to produce against the Cornhuskers, who should have a healthier Abdullah and determination to redeem themselves.
Prediction: Nebraska 31, Minnesota 21