Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Memorial Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-7.5)
Coran Taylor and the Illinois Fighting Illini (0-2) play the Minnesota Golden Gophers (0-2) at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Minnesota opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 60.5.
In their last game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers played the Maryland Terrapins and went home in defeat by a score of 45-44. Tanner Morgan went 10/15 with 189 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. Mohamed Ibrahim led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 33 yards and he added 4 TD's for this contest. He scurried for 207 yards by way of 41 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per carry. Chris Autman-Bell was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 112 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 28.0 yards per reception for that game.
The Golden Gophers have racked up 777 total yards for the season. Offensively they're averaging 195.5 yards rushing which ranks them 28th in D-1. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Minnesota has amassed 2 touchdowns through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns. Concerning scoring points, the Minnesota Golden Gophers hold an average of 34.0 points per contest. Concerning passing yards, the Golden Gophers are allowing 619 yds which ranks them 40th in the country. During the season, they are surrendering 576.5 yards per outing which ranks them 115th in the country. The Golden Gophers are sitting in 115th in D-1 regarding team defense, allowing 47.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 8.6 yards per rush on the ground and 267.0 rushing yards per contest so far this season. In their 2 games, they are conceding 309.5 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 68.3%. In total, they have allowed 534 yards on the ground through 2 outings.
Tanner Morgan has connected on 327 of his attempted career 516 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.4%. He is throwing for 210.0 yds per outing. For his college career, Morgan has thrown for a total of 5,040 yards with 41 touchdowns and 14 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 166.2 with a touchdown percentage of 7.9% and an interception rate of 2.7%. Since his collegiate career started, he has taken off and run 111 different times totaling -33 yards.
The last time they played, the Illinois Fighting Illini took on the Purdue Boilermakers and left there with a loss by a score of 31-24. Chase Brown paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 30 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 73 yards on 10 carries which had him averaging 7.3 yards per carry. Brian Hightower was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 97 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 24.3 yards per catch for that contest. Coran Taylor went 17/29 with 273 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 TD's. He walked away with 2 interceptions for the game.
Regarding how much they score, the Fighting Illini are sitting 97th in college football holding an average of 15.5 PPG. For the season thus far, the Fighting Illini have compiled 382 passing yards as well as an average of 191.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 78th in the country. They have an average of 154.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 308 yards for this year. The Illinois Fighting Illini maintain an average of 345.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 84th in the country. Illinois has allowed the opposition a total of 267 rushing yards (133.5 yards/game) as well as 2 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. The Fighting Illini are giving up 38.0 points per game, which has them sitting 100th in the nation. Overall, they have given up 76 points in total. They have yielded 7 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 309.5 yards/game, which has them sitting 107th in D-1.
In the 2 games in his career, Coran Taylor has completed 17 of his 29 attempts for a total of 273 yards. He is averaging 136.5 passing yards per game with a 146.7 quarterback rating. Taylor has thrown 2 TD's while tossing 2 picks in his career. He has run for 43 yds on 19 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 6.9% and his interception rate is 6.9%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers -7.5 and under 60.5 total points
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