Minnesota at TCU Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 9/10/2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth
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On Saturday, the Minnesota Golden Gophers will try to stay undefeated when they take on the tough passing attack of the TCU Horned Frogs.
Minnesota had a dominant first half against Middle Tennessee over the weekend and were able to hold on for a 35-24 win. The Golden Gophers' defense gave up 445 yards in the game, but they also forced Middle Tennessee into turning the ball over three times. Minnesota is currently ranked 29th in the nation with 233 rushing yards per game.
The Golden Gophers' top player so far this season has been running back David Cobb, who has 291 yards and two touchdowns through the team's first two games. Quarterback Mitch Leidner has passed for 211 yards, one touchdown and one interception this season.
TCU scored at least 10 points in all four quarters against Samford in its first game of the season and ended up winning 48-14 at home. The Horned Frogs gained 555 total yards in the win, including 200 on the ground, and their defense held Samford to just 143 yards.
In that opening win, TCU was led by junior quarterback Trevone Boykin, who threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Kolby Listenbee caught three passes in the game for 76 yards and two scores, while freshman running back Trevorris Johnson had 43 rushing yards and one touchdown on just eight carries.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-0 straight up
Minnesota Golden Gophers are 0.5 against the spread
TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
TCU Horned Frogs are 1-0 straight up
TCU Horned Frogs are 1 against the spread
Injuries to Watch
Minnesota Golden Gophers
09/10/14 LB Cody Poock Knee out for season
09/10/14 OL Jared Weyler Knee out for season
09/09/14 LB Nick Rallis Knee out for season
09/08/14 QB Mitch Leidner Knee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. TCU
09/07/14 DL Alex Keith Knee questionable Saturday vs. TCU
09/07/14 DL Yoshoub Timms Ankle questionable Saturday vs. TCU
09/02/14 DT Scott Ekpe Knee out for season
08/22/14 TE Duke Anyanwu Knee out for season
TCU Horned Frogs
09/08/14 WR Cameron Echols-Luper Leg injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Minnesota U
08/14/14 RB Shaun Nixon Knee out indefinitely
08/06/14 DL Devonte Fields Disciplinary out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take TCU
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