Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 10/30/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Location: Capital One Field
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-17.5)
Capital One Field is the venue where Taulia Tagovailoa and the Maryland Terrapins (0-1) will take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers (0-1) on Friday. Maryland opens this game as 17.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 62.5.
In their last outing, the Minnesota Golden Gophers took on the Michigan Wolverines and added a loss to their record by a score of 49-24. Tanner Morgan went 18/31 with 197 yards via the pass and threw 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick for the contest. Mohamed Ibrahim paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 25 yards and he added 2 touchdowns in this game. He rushed for a total of 140 yards on 26 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.4 yards per run. Rashod Bateman was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 101 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 11.2 yards per catch for that game.
The Golden Gophers have attained 326 total yards for the season. Offensively they maintain an average of 129 yards on the ground ranking them 73rd in the nation. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Minnesota has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 2 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Minnesota Golden Gophers hold an average of 24 PPG. The Golden Gophers are ranked 112th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 49 points per game. They are giving up 8.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 253 rushing yards per game this year. When it comes to passing yardage, the Golden Gophers are giving up 225 yds which has them sitting in 25th in college football. During the season, they are allowing 478 yards/game ranking them 97th in college football.
Tanner Morgan has connected on 317 of his career 501 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.3%. He is passing for 210.9 yds per outing. For his career, Morgan has passed for 4,851 yards with 40 TD's and 14 picks. He has a QB rating of 165.4 with a TD percentage of 8.0% and an interception percentage of 2.8%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 108 different times for a total of -43 yards.
In their last game, the Maryland Terrapins faced the Northwestern Wildcats and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 43-3. Jake Funk led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for 35 yards on 6 carries which had him averaging 5.8 yards per run. Nick DeGennaro led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 42 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 14.0 yards per catch for the game. Taulia Tagovailoa went 14/25 with 94 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 3 picks on the day.
During the season so far, the Terrapins have a total of 143 yards through the air, which has them sitting 89th in D-1. The Maryland Terrapins hold an average of 207 yards per game which ranks them 98th in the nation. They hold an average of 64.0 yards per game via the ground game. In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Terrapins rank 100th in Division 1 averaging 3 PPG. Maryland has conceded a total of 325 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns via the rush this year. The Terrapins are allowing 43 PPG, ranking them 106th in college football. They have given up 1 touchdown from the passing game and 212 yards/contest, which has them ranked 46th in the country.
Tagovailoa has thrown 1 TD while tossing 3 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 2.7% and his interception rate is 8.1%. He has run for -18 yards on 4 attempts. He averages 48.5 yds per contest through the air with a 98.9 QB rating. During the 4 contests in his career, Taulia Tagovailoa has connected on 23 of his 37 attempts for a total of 194 yards.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers -17.5
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