Media Prediction Thread: Nebraska at Minnesota

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The Solid Verbal podcast: Ty went with Nebraska to win outright. Dan went with Minnesota to win by double digits.
 

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Stewart Mandel from The Athletic:

This is a tough one. I strongly suspect the Gophers are not as stellar as their 5-0 record, but Nebraska is arguably more mediocre than its 4-2 record suggests. However, the Huskers’ defense has yet to show it can handle a decent offense, and the Gophers have some weapons in RB Rodney Smith and WRs Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman. Minnesota 38, Nebraska 31

https://theathletic.com/1281260/2019/10/10/stewart-mandels-week-7-college-football-picks-2/
 

e.bigelow

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Stewart Mandel from The Athletic:

This is a tough one. I strongly suspect the Gophers are not as stellar as their 5-0 record, but Nebraska is arguably more mediocre than its 4-2 record suggests. However, the Huskers’ defense has yet to show it can handle a decent offense, and the Gophers have some weapons in RB Rodney Smith and WRs Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman. Minnesota 38, Nebraska 31

https://theathletic.com/1281260/2019/10/10/stewart-mandels-week-7-college-football-picks-2/
I knew my Athletic subscription was good for something. :cool:
 
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BleedGopher

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GoIowaAwesome chimes in:

NEBRASKA (4-2) AT MINNESOTA (5-0) (6:30 pm CDT, FS1)
It’s hard to believe that we’re two weekends into October and Minnesota’s season looks far more promising that Nebraska’s does. It wasn’t supposed to be like this; Scott Frost was supposed to clean up Mike Riley’s leftovers and spin them into gold. It does look like Adrian Martinez will be good to go this weekend, which means Minnesota’s defense is about to get tested in a way its early season collection of Johnny-Come-Notlys and ne’er-show-ups has not managed. Are the Gophers for real? I truly don’t know. I am completely uncertain about this pick. But … I like Nebraska to put it together and dare Minnesota to match it point for point. I think the Huskers get it done.
Frost 42, Snow 31

https://www.goiowaawesome.com/college-football/2019/10/4232/pickin-on-the-big-ten-week-7-2019-season

Go Gophers!!
 

BleedGopher

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Ron chimes in:

Minnesota is 5-0 and tied with Wisconsin atop the Big Ten West. The Gophers play fast and have weapons all over the place in QB Tanner Morgan, running back Rodney Smith and wideout Rashod Bateman. Stop big plays and the Huskers stop Minnesota.

At the season’s start, most folks — me included — had this in the Husker win column, but as Duluth, Minn., native Bob Dylan told us, the times they are-a-changin’.

Minnesota 35, Nebraska 17.

https://www.omaha.com/sarpy/inthegame/go-big-ron-predicts-a-loss-saturday-against-minnesota/article_112135ea-4939-5dde-999e-aea6e076b44e.html

Go Gophers!!
 

WriterGoph

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From The Athletic's Bruce Feldman:

"The Golden Gophers are coming off their most impressive showing of the season, a rout of a mediocre Illinois team. Now they face a Huskers team that blew them out last season. Tanner Morgan has been playing well, but my hunch here is that Nebraska, coming off an emotional win last week, is ready to pull the upset. Nebraska 20, Minnesota 17"
 
Our friends at The Daily Gopher are of course taking the Gophers!
HipsterGopher: On 10/2/1943 Minnesota beat the piss out of Nebraska 54-0. How funny would it be if that happened again?

It’s going to be ugly, weather-wise and probably football-wise. I don’t think the Huskers are terrible, but I think the Gophers are marginally better and the Minnesota run game is better, so I’ll go with the sloppy-but-close win


Another MN site, Gopher Illustrated (247 Sports) is predicting a 31-21 Minnesota win
I think Minnesota comes out ready and hot to try and keep Nebraska at bay with a halftime lead. The Huskers make it close late, but Tanner Morgan does what he's done all year in leading a big fourth-quarter drive that ends in a Shannon Brooks touchdown to seal it for the Gophers.

Athlon Sports now has a full analysis with a 38-23 prediction in favor of the Gophers
Right now, Minnesota is getting the job done on the ground and has several capable defensive disruptors... This year, the boat gets rowed, Fleck gets revenge for 2018 and the $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy heads to Minneapolis.

At the Daily Nebraskan, the predictions are mixed
38-35 Gophers, I think Minnesota has too much offensive firepower for Nebraska to handle and will win on a late field goal.

33-31 Huskers, The good news for the Husker offense is that no matter who is under center, the Golden Gophers don’t have a stellar defense. No matter Minnesota’s opponent this year, they’ve always managed to score points against the Gophers, and that won’t change this week.

27-21 Gophers, Not only will the Gophers be at home with a better record than they had at this point last season, but their personnel has improved as well. The biggest difference for Minnesota in this game will be at the running back position. Rodney Smith missed last year’s matchup due to injury and has been one of the best backs in the Big Ten so far this season.
 

Taji34

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Our friends at The Daily Gopher are of course taking the Gophers!
HipsterGopher: On 10/2/1943 Minnesota beat the piss out of Nebraska 54-0. How funny would it be if that happened again?

It’s going to be ugly, weather-wise and probably football-wise. I don’t think the Huskers are terrible, but I think the Gophers are marginally better and the Minnesota run game is better, so I’ll go with the sloppy-but-close win


Another MN site, Gopher Illustrated (247 Sports) is predicting a 31-21 Minnesota win
I think Minnesota comes out ready and hot to try and keep Nebraska at bay with a halftime lead. The Huskers make it close late, but Tanner Morgan does what he's done all year in leading a big fourth-quarter drive that ends in a Shannon Brooks touchdown to seal it for the Gophers.

Athlon Sports now has a full analysis with a 38-23 prediction in favor of the Gophers
Right now, Minnesota is getting the job done on the ground and has several capable defensive disruptors... This year, the boat gets rowed, Fleck gets revenge for 2018 and the $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy heads to Minneapolis.

At the Daily Nebraskan, the predictions are mixed
38-35 Gophers, I think Minnesota has too much offensive firepower for Nebraska to handle and will win on a late field goal.

33-31 Huskers, The good news for the Husker offense is that no matter who is under center, the Golden Gophers don’t have a stellar defense. No matter Minnesota’s opponent this year, they’ve always managed to score points against the Gophers, and that won’t change this week.

27-21 Gophers, Not only will the Gophers be at home with a better record than they had at this point last season, but their personnel has improved as well. The biggest difference for Minnesota in this game will be at the running back position. Rodney Smith missed last year’s matchup due to injury and has been one of the best backs in the Big Ten so far this season.
Only mostly true. The defense pitched a no-hitter vs Illinois. A coaching blunder in trying to ice the kicker, but accidentally allowing a practice kick, gave Illinois their only offensive points in the game.
 

upnorthkid

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Only mostly true. The defense pitched a no-hitter vs Illinois. A coaching blunder in trying to ice the kicker, but accidentally allowing a practice kick, gave Illinois their only offensive points in the game.
But the scoreboard said 17 and for people who do nothing other than look at box scores it makes sense
 

icepirate13

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Bold predictions by USA Today


Minnesota's main weakness on defense has been its rushing defense. Nebraska is probably the one team all year that can truly exploit that, averaging 196.3 yards per game on the ground.
Like we mentioned above, Minnesota started very slow but ultimately won 40-17 behind 332 yards rushing and a couple of touchdowns. Minnesota can rush on Nebraska as well, considering the Cornhuskers have yielded 165.6 yards on the ground themselves.
Minnesota has played a lot of close games this season; four of its games have been decided by seven points or less. However, they did look great in the second half against Illinois.
Nebraska must get pressure up front to slow down Minnesota's running game and make the Gophers as one-dimensional as possible. If the Huskers do not, then it is blowout city.
Minnesota must run and run and run - keeping the ball around 33-35 minutes almost ensures a victory. Nebraska likes to push the ball downfield and play with pace. That plays into Minnesota's hands.
The turnover margin is where Minnesota excels as a top-20 club in the nation. Nebraska ranks in the bottom third.
Minnesota's defense will be tested often but must get off the field as quickly as possible so its offense can wear Nebraska down.
Can QB Rodney Smith make enough big plays for Minnesota to keep Nebraska honest? He threw for three scores last week and may have to throw for 250 and 2-3 touchdowns this week.

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Really ...QB Rodney Smith (clueless)
 
Jerry Palm @ CBS Sports

Upset of the week
Nebraska at Minnesota (-8): I get that Minnesota is undefeated, but I have seen them in person. The offensive line is not especially good and the defense is sketchy. The Gophers have gotten away with it so far, and had their most impressive performance of the season last week at Illinois, but this week is different. Nebraska has not lived up to the preseason hype, but the Huskers are still the best team Minnesota has played so far. The Cornhuskers win a high-scoring affair. Pick: Nebraska (+8)
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