EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern had chances the past two weeks to show it could beat the best in the Big Ten. It didn't happen.
The Wildcats will try to get back to winning when they host Minnesota on Saturday after dropping games to two of the top teams in the conference.
The Wildcats (4-2, 0-2 Big Ten) blew a 10-point lead in the third quarter on the way to a 40-30 loss to Ohio State and got shredded 35-6 at Wisconsin last week. They gave up seven sacks, and a game that started as a defensive struggle degenerated into a blowout.
Minnesota (4-2, 0-2) is expected to be without coach Jerry Kill, who's on a leave of absence due to his epilepsy.