Saturday, November 7, 2015
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers face the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 23 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.5.
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Minnesota was led in passing last game by Mitch Leidner, who finished with 317 yards through the air. He went 16 for 33 on the game, good for a 48% completion percentage. The Golden Gophers were led in rushing by Rodney Smith, who finished with 74 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Brandon Lingen was the team leader in receiving with a total of 111 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Minnesota had 461 total yards on 68 plays. They gained 5 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 20 first downs on the game. The Golden Gophers rushed for 144 yards by way of 35 carries.
Ohio State was led in passing last game by J.T. Barrett, who finished with 223 yards through the air. He went 14 for 18 on the game, good for a 78% completion percentage. The Buckeyes were led in rushing by Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 142 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Michael Thomas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 103 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Ohio State had 528 total yards on 70 plays. They gained 13 rushing first downs, 12 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 27 first downs on the game. The Buckeyes rushed for 281 yards by way of 49 carries.
Minnesota is scoring 21.1 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 18.6 passes on 32.6 attempts for a 57.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 209.6 yards per game through the air as well. The Golden Gophers are running for an average of 155.1 yards per game on 37.8 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They are also running 70.4 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 364.8 yards per contest. The Golden Gophers manage 18 first downs per contest and they average a total of 51.1 penalty yards on 6 penalties.
Minnesota allows 176.3 passing yards per game and 23.9 points per contest on defense. They give up 17.3 completions on 31.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.2. The Golden Gophers allow 148.4 rushing yards per game on 38.3 carries for a 3.9 average per play. Minnesota gives up 324.6 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties per game that total 46 yards as a unit.
Ohio State averages 38.5 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 17.1 passes per game on 26.9 attempts for a 63.7 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 217.5 yards through the air per game thus far. The Buckeyes run for an average of 247.1 yards per game on 42.1 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry this season. They also run 69 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 464.6 yards in each contest. The Buckeyes are gaining 22.8 first downs per contest and they average 65.3 penalty yards on 6.3 penalties per game.
Ohio State allows an average of 149.3 passing yards and 15.1 points per contest. They give up 12.8 completions on 27.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 46.8 per game. The Buckeyes allow 151.9 rushing yards per contest on 41.1 carries for a 3.7 average per rush. Ohio State gives up 301.1 total yards per game including an average of 4.4 per play. They create an average of 1.6 turnovers per game and 6.3 penalties for 47.6 yards each game.
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 4-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Ohio State Betting Trends
Ohio State is 2-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Ohio State has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/01/15 C Brian Bobek Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/01/15 DL Scott Ekpe Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/01/15 DL Hendrick Ekpe Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/01/15 WR Isaiah Gentry Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/01/15 WR Jeff Jones Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/01/15 OL Josh Campion Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/27/15 DB Damarius Travis Hamstring out for season
10/05/15 DB Craig James Leg out indefinitely
10/03/15 DT Gary Moore Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/25/15 OL Nick Connelly Concussion out indefinitely
09/10/15 TE Lincoln Plsek Back out indefinitely
11/03/15 WR Dontre Wilson Foot is downgraded to expected to miss 2 weeks
11/02/15 WR Johnnie Dixon Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Minnesota U
11/02/15 WR Parris Campbell Knee "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
11/01/15 QB Cardale Jones None expected to start Saturday vs. Minnesota U
11/01/15 LB Craig Fada Head "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
11/01/15 S Erick Smith Knee "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
11/01/15 QB J.T. Barrett Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/19/15 DL Tommy Schutt Wrist out indefinitely
10/08/15 DB Cam Burrows Foot out for season
10/08/15 LB Nick Conner Knee out for season
10/05/15 WR Corey Smith Leg out for season
09/19/15 DB Damon Webb Suspension out indefinitely
08/26/15 WR Noah Brown Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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