Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 11/13/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
Location: TCF Bank Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa (-1.5)
TCF Bank Stadium is the site where Tanner Morgan and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (1-2) will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (1-2) on Friday. Iowa opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 55.5.
In their last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes played the Michigan State Spartans and went home with the win by a score of 49-7. Spencer Petras went 15/27 with 167 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Tyler Goodson led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 71 yards and he added 2 TD's in this contest. He racked up a total of 113 yards by way of 14 carries which gave him an average of 8.1 yards per run. Tyrone Tracy Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 38 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 9.5 yards per reception for that game.
The Hawkeyes have earned 1,158 yards in total over the course of this year. As a unit they average 166 yards via the ground game which ranks them 65th in D-1. In terms of getting in the endzone, Iowa has totaled 2 touchdowns through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 29.7 points per game. Regarding yards through the air, the Hawkeyes have given up 639 yards which ranks them 45th in Division 1. Overall, they have allowed 315 yards per contest ranking them 32nd in the country. The Hawkeyes sit in 28th in D-1 concerning team defense, giving up 17.3 PPG. They are allowing an average of 2.6 yards per rushing attempt and 102 yards on the ground per contest for the season. In their 3 games, they have yielded 213 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 55.8%. Overall, they have allowed 306 yards via the running game in 3 games.
For his career, Petras has thrown for 673 yards with 2 TD's and 3 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 10 different times totaling 14 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 99.3 with a TD percentage of 1.6% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. He is averaging 112.2 yds per outing. Spencer Petras has connected on 69 of his attempted career 127 tosses for a completion percentage of 54.3%.
In their last game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers faced the Illinois Fighting Illini and took home the victory by a score of 41-14. Tanner Morgan went 17/27 with 216 yards by way of the pass and added 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick for the contest. Mohamed Ibrahim paced the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 53 yards and he ran for 4 TD's in this game. He ran for 224 yards by way of 30 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.5 yards per tote. Rashod Bateman was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 139 yards on 10 receptions. He notched an average of 13.9 yards per reception in this game.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Golden Gophers rank 31st in Division 1 with an average of 36.3 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Golden Gophers currently sit at 602 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 200.7 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 92nd in the nation. They average 238.7 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 716 yards in total. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have an average of 439.3 yards/game ranking them 37th in D-1. The Golden Gophers are allowing 36.0 points per contest, which has them ranked 107th in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 108 total points. Minnesota has allowed a total of 715 rushing yards (238.3 yards per contest) in addition to 9 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have allowed 5 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 241.7 yards/outing, which has them in 82nd in the country.
Morgan has thrown 42 touchdowns compared to 15 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 7.7% and his interception percentage is 2.8%. He has scampered for -42 yards on 113 tries. He averages 210.2 passing yards per contest with a 164.7 quarterback rating. In 25 contests in his college career, Tanner Morgan has completed 344 of his 543 attempts for a total of 5,256 yds.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -1.5
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