Wisconsin Badgers go for nine straight against rival Gophers

Every time Wisconsin meets with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Badgers coach Bret Bielema makes sure to give all of his freshman a history lesson on FBS’s oldest rivalry.

Recent history has been kind to the Badgers who have won eight straight in the illustrious battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe.

After opposite starts to the season, the Badgers and Gophers are in pursuit of the same thing and that’s a bowl game. One slight different separates them though; the Badgers are looking for a berth to a significant bowl while the Gophers are merely trying to be bowl-eligible.

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Quarterback Controversy for the Minnesota Gophers?

Fans of the Minnesota Golden Gopher football team knew two things entering the season.

1) The Jerry Kill era would get off to a rocky start as he cleaned up the mess that Tim Brewster left in Dinkytown.

2) The team would be centered around dual-threat quarterback Marqueis Grey.

But after the Gophers shockingly solid season opening performance in their 19-17 loss at USC on Saturday, those certainties of August may now be the fallacies of September. [Read more…]