(Santa Clara, CA) — Nick Mullens threw three touchdowns in his first NFL start as the 49ers routed the Raiders 34-3 in Santa Clara. Mullens started in place of the injured C.J. Beathard. San Francisco sacked Derek Carr seven times and improved to 2-and-7. The lowly Raiders managed just a first-quarter field goal and los their fourth straight to fall to 1-and-7.
(Oakland, CA) — The Timberwolves open up a five-game west coast road trip tonight in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors. Minnesota will also make stops in Portland, LA to play both the Clippers and Lakers, before wrapping up the trek in Sacramento. The Wolves are 4-and-4 on the year. The Warriors sit at 8-and-1.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild resume their seven-game trek tomorrow in St. Louis as they battle the Blues. The Wild are 1-and-1 so far after Tuesday’s 4-3 win in Edmonton. The Wild sit at 7-3-and-2 on the season.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Vikings host the Lions on Sunday with both teams looking to keep pace in the crowded NFC North. The 4-3-and-1 Vikings are percentage points behind the division-leading Bears, while the Lions are right behind at 3-and-4. Minnesota saw its three-game winning streak end with a 30-20 home setback to the Saints last weekend.
(Undated) — Top-ranked North Dakota State and North Dakota are back on the gridiron tomorrow. The 7-and-0 Bison put their perfect record on the line once again when the host Youngstown State. The Fighting Hawks visit Idaho. UND is 5-and-3 and 3-and-2 in conference play.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers hit the road to Illinois tomorrow to face the Fighting Illini. Minnesota knocked off Indiana 38-31 last Friday for its first conference win. The Gophers are 4-and-4 on the season and 1-and-4 in Big Ten play. The Illini are 3-and-5 and 1-and-4.