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Inside Slant: Minnesota at Nebraska

The Gophers' prize for becoming bowl-eligible isn't much of a reward at all. The odds won't be in Minnesota's favor when it travels to Nebraska on Saturday. The Cornhuskers are tied with Michigan for first place in the Legends Division of the Big Ten with a 5-1 record. Nebraska will clinch a spot in the conference title game with two more wins.

A deeper look at the numbers shows how difficult the Gophers' task will be. Minnesota has lost 15 straight to Nebraska, including a 41-14 defeat at TCF Bank Stadium last season. The Gophers are making their first trip to Nebraska since the Huskers joined the Big Ten. Minnesota has lost six straight at Memorial Stadium, where it hasn't won since 1960. That's also the last time the Gophers won a...

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