Saturday, October 8, 2016
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 1.5 point favorites. This season the Hawkeyes are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Golden Gophers have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 1-2-1 against the spread.
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C.J. Beathard finished with 204 yards through the air for Iowa last week. He completed 19 passes out of 27 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Hawkeyes were led in rushing by LeShun Daniels, who finished with 72 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Riley McCarron was the team leader in receiving with a total of 78 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Iowa got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 283 yards for the game. The Hawkeyes ran for 79 yards on 41 attempts.
Mitch Leidner finished with 241 yards passing for Minnesota last week. He went 24 for 40, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Golden Gophers were led on the ground by Rodney Smith, who finished with 104 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Brian Smith led the team in receiving with 101 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Minnesota had 31 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 89 total plays for 469 yards for the contest. The Golden Gophers ran for 228 yards on 48 carries as a team.
Iowa scores 30.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 63rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.4 passes on 25 attempts for a 61.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 198.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 96th in college football. The Hawkeyes run for an average of 143.2 yards per game on 33.8 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 96th in the nation. They also run 58.8 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 341.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 110th overall this season. The Hawkeyes average 17.6 first downs per game which ranks them 109th in the country. They accumulate 42.6 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, which ranks 113th in the nation.
Iowa allows 181.8 passing yards per game, ranking 22nd in D-1, and they allow 18.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 22nd. They give up 15 completions on 27.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.7. The Hawkeyes allow 182.8 rushing yards per game on 44 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 87th in the country. Iowa allows 364.6 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 45th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.2 penalties for 33 yards per game, ranking them 3rd among D-1 teams.
Minnesota averages 36.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 42nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.5 passes per game on 29.8 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 211.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 86th in Division 1. The Golden Gophers run for an average of 228.8 yards per game on 45.8 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 27th on the ground. They also run 75.5 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 440.3 yards per game, ranking them 55th in the country on offense. The Golden Gophers get an average of 25.5 first downs per game, which ranks 19th in the nation. They average 75.8 penalty yards per game via 8.8 penalties, ranking them 15th in college football.
Minnesota allows an average of 255.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 88th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26 points per contest, which has them ranked 57th in the nation. They give up 20.3 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.7 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 123 rushing yards per contest on 35.8 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 35th in the country. Minnesota allows 378.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 58th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 4 penalties for 43.8 yards in each contest, ranking 16th in the nation.
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 1-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 WR Adrian Falconer Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
09/28/16 DL Jake Hulett Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/27/16 WR Matt VandeBerg Foot out indefinitely
08/27/16 WR Emmanuel Ogwo Personal has left team
08/27/16 LB Nick Wilson Disciplinary has left team
10/02/16 DB Alexander Starks Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/02/16 TE Brandon Lingen Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/02/16 LB Cody Poock Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/02/16 CB Coney Durr Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/02/16 LB Nick Rallis Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/02/16 DE Tai'yon Devers Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/26/16 S Ace Rogers Knee out for season
09/26/16 LB Carter Coughlin Elbow out indefinitely
09/26/16 DL Tamarion Johnson Suspension out indefinitely
09/26/16 DB Dior Johnson Suspension out indefinitely
09/26/16 CB KiAnte Hardin Suspension out indefinitely
09/26/16 CB Ray Buford Suspension out indefinitely
09/05/16 WR Rashad Still Shoulder expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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