Minnesota at Fresno State NCAA Football Parlay 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Jorge Reyna and the Fresno State Bulldogs play the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Bulldog Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Fresno State opens this contest as 2-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 47.5.
In the last game they played, the Minnesota Golden Gophers faced the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 28-21. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Golden Gophers was Tanner Morgan who went 13/18 with 176 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception in this game. Rodney Smith paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 92 yards via 21 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per run. Rashod Bateman was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 132 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 26.4 yards per catch for the game.
The Golden Gophers head into this game 1-0 for this year. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the Big Ten Conference and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yardage, they rank 11th in the Big Ten Conference and 99th in college football with 308 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Golden Gophers currently have a total of 1 passing TD and 2 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 28 points per game, ranking them 78th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 132 rushing yards per game which is 10th in the Big Ten Conference.
The Golden Gophers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1 allowing 21 points per contest, ranking them 11th in the conference and 61st in college football. When it comes to yards rushing, Minnesota is giving up 174 yards per game putting them 13th in the conference and 92nd in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per carry which has them at 13th in the conference and 101st in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 174 rushing yards through 1 game. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Gophers have allowed 176 yards. Opponents are completing 50% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.4 yards per attempt. They have allowed 1 passing TD and 2 rushing TDs.
In their last game, the Fresno State Bulldogs took the field against the USC Trojans and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 31-23. Leading the way at QB for the Bulldogs was Jorge Reyna who went 19/39 with 256 yards by way of passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception for this game. Jorge Reyna paced the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 21 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 88 yards by way of 20 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Derrion Grim led the team in receiving yardage by earning 86 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 43.0 yards per catch in this contest.
The Bulldogs head into this matchup 0-1. Fresno State has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 206 yards per contest, putting them 47th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 206 rushing yards through 1 game, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Bulldogs average 462 yards per contest overall which has them at 53rd in college football and 8th in the MWC. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Bulldogs are ranked 11th in the conference and 94th out of all the teams in the country with an average of 23 points per game.
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The Bulldogs are conceding 31 points per game ranking them 8th in the conference and 92nd in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in college football. They are allowing 272 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bulldogs are ranked 5th in the MWC. They have allowed 1 passing touchdown this year. In discussing points given up, they have given up 31 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 175 yards per game ranking them 93rd in D-1 and 9th in the conference. For 2019, they have allowed 175 yards on the ground and 2 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +2 and over 47.5 total points
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