(Kansas City, MO) — Harrison Butker booted two late field goals including a 44-yarder as time expired to lift the Chiefs past the Vikings 26-23 in Kansas City. Kirk Cousins threw for 220 yards and three TD’s for Minnesota, which saw its four-game winning streak come to an end. The Vikings are now 6-and-3, one game behind the NFC North-leading Packers. Kyle Rudolph, Ameer Abdullah and Bisi Johnson all had TD catches in the setback. The Vikes visit Dallas for Sunday Night Football this weekend.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are back home to battle the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at the Target Center. Minnesota will then visit Memphis on Wednesday before returning home to host Golden State and Denver this weekend. The Wolves are 4-and-1 on the season after Saturday’s 131-109 rout of the Wizards in DC. The Bucks are 4-and-2.
(Anaheim, CA) — The Wild are headed west for a four-game road trip starting tomorrow night in Anaheim against the Ducks. Minnesota will also make stops in San Jose, Arizona and Los Angeles before returning home. The Wild have lost three straight to dip to 4-9-and-1 on the year. The Ducks sit at 9-6-and-1.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota is still 13th in this week’s Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. The Golden Gophers stayed put after being idle last week. They return to action this Saturday hosting fifth-ranked Penn State. Both teams enter with 8-and-0 records.
(Undated) — North Dakota State is still perfect on the season after Saturday’s 56-17 rout of Youngstown State on the road. The Bison moved to 9-and-0 including 5-and-0 in MVFC action. NDSU looks to keep rolling this Saturday when they host Western Illinois. Elsewhere, North Dakota had the weekend off. The 5-and-3 Fighting Hawks return to action this Saturday at Weber State.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers tipoff the basketball season tomorrow night hosting Cleveland State at Williams Arena. Minnesota will then clash with Oklahoma on Saturday in the Pentagon Showcase in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Gophers look to improve on last year’s 22-and-14 record and second-round NCAA Tournament exit.
(Undated) — College basketball tips off this week around the country. North Dakota State opens its season tomorrow night at Kansas State. North Dakota begins Thursday hosting Crown College.