Ann Arbor, MI (Learfield News Service) - The Minnesota Gophers have a hard time putting points on the board, but their defense is pretty stout. When coach J.P. Fleck's team plays at Michigan Saturday night it figures to be a low-scoring Big Ten Conference contest.

The Wolverines are favored by about two touchdowns.

Both teams have struggled with their passing games. The Michigan passing offense is ranked 103rd among the 129 programs, but Minnesota is even lower -- 115th. Gopher quarterback Demry Croft has completed just 14 passes in the last two games.

Kickoff from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor is at 6:30 PM. Coverage on News-Talk 1340 KROC AM begins at 5:30.