Pretty Sure You are Wrong
The Solid Verbal podcast: Ty went with Nebraska to win outright. Dan went with Minnesota to win by double digits.
I knew my Athletic subscription was good for something.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
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.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.
But the scoreboard said 17 and for people who do nothing other than look at box scores it makes senseOnly 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.
HahahahaJerry 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)