Originally written November 02, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS After beating Purdue in convincing fashion last weekend, the University of Minnesota football team is now 5-3 and just one win from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2009. The Gophers have four games remaining to try and secure that sixth win, and it begins Saturday with visiting Michigan. The Wolverines are also seeking their sixth win of the year after losing on the road to Nebraska last weekend. Here are five things to watch as Michigan travels to TCF Bank Stadium. 1. Can Minnesota contain quarterback Denard Robinson? When the Wolverines have the ball, all eyes naturally turn to Robinson, Michigan's dual-threat quarterback. One of the most electrifying players in the Big Ten, Robinson is third in the conference in rushing yards per game (118.2) and second in total offense (283.1). Robinson was dinged up last weekend against Nebraska and did not return after injuring his elbow. But Michigan head coach Brady Hoke has said that Robinson will start S...
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