Saturday, November 26, 2016
Camp Randall Stadium
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Camp Randall Stadium. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 14 point favorites. This season the Golden Gophers are 4-5-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6-0. The Badgers have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 9-2-0 against the spread.
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Mitch Leidner finished with 197 yards through the air for Minnesota last week. He completed 14 passes out of 25 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Golden Gophers were led in rushing by Shannon Brooks, who finished with 73 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Rashad Still was the team leader in receiving with a total of 81 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 41 yards per reception. As a team in that game Minnesota got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 328 yards for the game. The Golden Gophers ran for 131 yards on 40 attempts.
Bart Houston finished with 102 yards passing for Wisconsin last week. He went 5 for 6, resulting in a 83% completion percentage. The Badgers were led on the ground by Corey Clement, who finished with 112 yards on 27 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Dare Ogunbowale led the team in receiving with 62 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Wisconsin had 23 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 412 yards for the contest. The Badgers ran for 221 yards on 56 carries as a team.
Minnesota scores 31.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 54th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.6 passes on 25.6 attempts for a 57.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 179.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 107th in college football. The Golden Gophers run for an average of 191.9 yards per game on 43.4 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 48th in the nation. They also run 69 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 371 yards per game, ranking their offense 100th overall this season. The Golden Gophers average 19.5 first downs per game which ranks them 96th in the country. They accumulate 59.3 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 43rd in the nation.
Minnesota allows 235.1 passing yards per game, ranking 75th in D-1, and they allow 22.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 29th. They give up 21 completions on 37.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.8. The Golden Gophers allow 116.7 rushing yards per game on 34.7 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 16th in the country. Minnesota allows 351.8 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 26th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.6 penalties for 41.5 yards per game, ranking them 14th among D-1 teams.
Wisconsin averages 28.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 73rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.5 passes per game on 24.2 attempts for a 60.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 182.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 103rd in Division 1. The Badgers run for an average of 200.9 yards per game on 47.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 42nd on the ground. They also run 71.7 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 383 yards per game, ranking them 88th in the country on offense. The Badgers get an average of 20.6 first downs per game, which ranks 77th in the nation. They average 30 penalty yards per game via 3.2 penalties, ranking them 126th in college football.
Wisconsin allows an average of 194.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 27th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 5th in the nation. They give up 16.5 completions on 31.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.9 per game. The Badgers allow 98.3 rushing yards per contest on 29.4 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 5th in the country. Wisconsin allows 292.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 8th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 4.9 penalties for 38.4 yards in each contest, ranking 5th in the nation.
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 4-5-2 this season
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 9-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/19/16 OL Jared Weyler Tricep out for season
11/08/16 LB Cody Poock Shoulder out for season
11/02/16 WR Brian Smith Dismissed dismissed from team
10/25/16 TE Brandon Lingen Foot out for season
10/22/16 DE Tamarion Johnson Legal problems expected to redshirt
09/26/16 S Ace Rogers Knee out for season
11/20/16 OL Jacob Maxwell Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
11/20/16 FB Austin Ramesh Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
11/20/16 LB Zack Baun Leg "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/29/16 NT Olive Sagapolu Arm out indefinitely
10/24/16 LB Jack Cichy Pectoral out for season
10/20/16 LS Jake Cesear Undisclosed has left team
09/29/16 K Rafael Gaglianone Back out for season
09/10/16 OL George Panos Shoulder out for season
09/05/16 LB Chris Orr Leg out for season
08/25/16 OL Dan Voltz Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin -14
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