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Wildcats Fall 20-17 Against Minnesota - Game Recap

The Wildcats had no answer for David Cobb on Saturday as the Golden Gophers rolled to a 20-17 win at Ryan Field.

Minnesota was an underdog by 12.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 52.5.

Philip Nelson completed 8 of 11 pass attempts for 112 yards for the Golden Gophers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Stephen Buckley rushed for 58 yards for Northwestern, while Treyvon Green added 34 yards. Trevor Siemian threw for 234 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Tony Jones and Christian Jones had 84 and 53 yards respectively.

Minnesota was outgained by Northwestern 328-299 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-16 by the Wildcats.

The time of possession battle favored Minnesota as their offense was on the field for 35:15, longer than the 24:45 of their opponents.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face Nebraska looking for another win. For Northwestern, they head on the road to face Iowa.