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    Default Media Prediction Thread: Minnesota at Purdue

    Hammer and Rails is first out of the gate with a very early game prediction:

    Game Outlook

    Minnesota has won five of the last six against us and seven of the last 10. A large reason for that is Hazell and Hope, but when both teams have been relatively close in the Big Ten over that time it can be a big deal. Purdue lost in Minneapolis in 2009 and finished 5-7, missing a bowl. Minnesota lost in West Lafayette in 2017 and finished 5-7.

    I expect this to be another tight game with the potential to be a shootout. The Gophers are going to have a very strong running game this year. It will be almost Wisconsin-esque because of the stable of backs they have, and with two good receivers on the outside they don’t need a ton from the quarterback position. They merely need consistency.

    Can Purdue at least slow down the run? Will Elijah Sindelar have a great game against a questionable secondary? This is one of those early season games where the winner takes the role of “Big Ten West Dark Horse”.

    Way-too-Early Prediction

    I think we’ll see points. By this point we will have answers about Purdue’s biggest questions on the offensive line. That can lead to a couple of good offenses trading drives a bit like Missouri last year. Since we’re at home I’ll go ahead and pick us, but I would pick the Gophers in Minneapolis.Purdue 38, Minnesota 35


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    Can't blame them, we probabbly pick them as a W every year, and they us.

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    So, are they choosing to ignore last year's game in Minneapolis, or forgetting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredCoxRocks View Post
    So, are they choosing to ignore last year's game in Minneapolis, or forgetting?
    I wouldn't put any stock in that. Illinois rolled us and we're all counting that as a win.
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    I actually see this as a fairly accurate prediction of what the game will be like. Of course, I pick us to win in a close one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredCoxRocks View Post
    So, are they choosing to ignore last year's game in Minneapolis, or forgetting?
    Yeah but... The weather!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers7NatTitlesBadgers0 View Post
    Yeah but... The weather!!
    Yup.

    It was cold and icky that day, so Purdue didn't want to be there.

    Therefore: doesn't count.
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    Bumping this thread that was initially started in June with the original game prediction.

    Go Gophers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    Bumping this thread that was initially started in June with the original game prediction.

    Go Gophers!!
    Yeah, I remember that. This was a cut and paste, no doubt. The Gophers did have a good running game back in June though.

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    hammer and rails has something in common with the June 2020 version of me: They thought the Gopher run game would be very good this year too. Oh how times have changed, fast.

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    Well, Hammer and Rails was correct at the time, considering when it was written. The Gopher run game never struggled until this season.

    We're only three games in. Things can change.
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    Default Media Predictions: Minnesota vs Purdue

    You guys are playing like this is some throw away game up in Rochester.

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    Wasn't Fresno State the "consensus pick" at Buckeyes Wire too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnauzer View Post
    Wasn't Fresno State the "consensus pick" at Buckeyes Wire too?
    Fresno was my consensus pick with about 30 seconds left in the game...
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    Winners and Whiners is going with the Gophers
    I am siding with Minnesota in this conference battle. Purdue is a poor defensive team which will cost them in this game.
    You guys are playing like this is some throw away game up in Rochester.

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