Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/11/14
MINNEAPOLIS For the past two seasons, Minnesotas last regular-season game meant the last game of the year, period, for the Gophers. Thats not the case this year, though, as Minnesota is bowl eligible and will still have one more game to play after this Saturdays finale against Michigan State. This game holds plenty of significance for the 5-6 Spartans, who have lost two straight and four of their last five. All five of MSUs conference losses have been by four points or fewer, and the game against the Gophers could be another close one. Here are five things to watch in Saturdays regular-season finale at TCF Bank Stadium.1. Michigan State needs a win to become bowl eligible. Will it get its sixth win Saturday?Minnesota already locked up its bowl berth with a win over Illinois two weeks ago. A win Saturday would possibly help the Gophers earn a spot in a better bowl game, but theyre bowling no matter what.Michigan State, meanwhile, sits at five wins and needs one more victory to bec...
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