Gophers Coach P.J. Fleck Talks Axe Week and Playing Wisconsin

November 21, 2017 04:07 PM

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck talked about how big of a week Axe Week is, the challenges Wisconsin presents, and how to attack the Badgers stout defense during his weekly press conference on Tuesday.

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The Gophers host the Badgers this Saturday, with kickoff at 2:30 p.m. on 5-Eyewitness News. Minnesota has lost the past 13 games against Wisconsin dating back to 2003. However, the all-time series record is still tied up at 59-59-8.

The Gophers will have their hands full with Wisconsin's run game. Freshman running back Jonathan Taylor leads the Big Ten in rushing with 1,657 yards. The Badgers also are second in the nation in time of possession with 35:24 per game.

The Gophers are number 28 in total defense, allowing 336.7 yards per game.

The Gophers need a win to become bowl eligible, while Wisconsin needs one to stay alive in the college football 4-team playoff picture.

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