Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: TCF Bank Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan (-3)
TCF Bank Stadium is the venue where Tanner Morgan and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-2 last year) will take on the Michigan Wolverines (9-4 in 2019) on Saturday. Minnesota opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 55.
In their last contest last year, the Michigan Wolverines went up against the Alabama Crimson Tide and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 35-16. Shea Patterson went 17/37 with 233 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He tossed 2 interceptions for the contest. Zach Charbonnet led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 84 yards via 13 carries which meant he was running for 6.5 yards per run. Giles Jackson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 57 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 14.3 yards per reception for the game.
The Wolverines attained 5,227 total yards for the prior campaign. As a team they had an average of 151.2 yards rushing, which was 76th in the nation. Michigan compiled 25 touchdowns through the air and 26 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting points on the board, the Michigan Wolverines were sitting at 31.7 points per outing. When it comes to yards through the air, the Wolverines conceded 2,412 yds which ranked them 29th in Division 1. The opposition ran for 3.2 yards per rush and 122.7 yards on the ground per contest last season. They conceded 16 touchdowns via the pass as well as 20 running touchdowns. For the season, they allowed 1,595 running yards through 13 outings. They allowed 308.2 yards per outing which put them 24th in the nation. The Wolverines sat in 37th in college football concerning team defense, allowing 20.7 points per contest.
For his collegiate career, Joe Milton has passed for 117 yds with 1 TD and 2 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 12 times for a total of 47 yards. His quarterback rating is 137.5 with a TD percentage of 9.1% and an interception rate of 18.2%. He is throwing for 16.7 yards per contest. Joe Milton has completed 6 of his attempted career 11 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5%.
In the last game they played last year, the Minnesota Golden Gophers played the Auburn Tigers and earned the win by a score of 31-24. Mohamed Ibrahim paced the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 20 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this game. He ran for a total of 140 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he averaged 7.0 yards per tote. Tyler Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 204 yards on 12 receptions. He averaged 17.0 yards per catch in this game. Tanner Morgan went 19/29 with 278 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick on the day.
They held an average of 178.7 yards per game on the ground and ran for 2,323 yards in total. For the previous season, the Golden Gophers earned 3,293 passing yards along with an average of 253.3 passing yards per contest, ranking them 47th in Division 1. The Minnesota Golden Gophers maintained an average of 432.0 yards/game which had them sitting 43rd in the nation. In relation to putting points on the board, the Golden Gophers sat 22nd in the country with an average of 34.1 points per game. The Golden Gophers surrendered 22.5 points per contest, which had them in 49th in the nation. Last year, they conceded 293 points in total. Minnesota conceded a total of 1,591 rushing yards (122.4 yards per outing) as well as 18 touchdowns via the rush last season. They allowed 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 184.2 yards per game, which had them in 22nd in college football.
Morgan has thrown 39 touchdowns compared to 13 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 8.3% and his interception rate is 2.8%. He has taken off and run for -6 yards on 102 attempts. He averages 211.5 passing yards per contest with a 168.6 quarterback rating. In 22 games in his career, Tanner Morgan has been successful on 299 of 470 attempts for a total of 4,654 yards.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +3
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