Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Lincoln Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+9)
Tanner Morgan and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-3) travel to Lincoln Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-4). Minnesota opens this matchup as 9-point dogs. The total opens at 59.5.
In their last contest, the Minnesota Golden Gophers faced the Purdue Boilermakers and added a win to their record by a score of 34-31. Mohamed Ibrahim paced the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 17 yards and he tallied 3 touchdowns for this outing. He ran for a total of 102 yards on 25 carries which meant he was running for 4.1 yards per tote. Chris Autman-Bell led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 129 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 25.8 yards per reception in this game. Tanner Morgan went 15/22 with 264 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with no picks.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are sitting at 30.0 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 198.2 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 35th in the country. The Golden Gophers have tallied 2,024 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Minnesota has totaled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 17 rushing touchdowns. The Golden Gophers are sitting in 112th in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 34.8 points per game. They are giving up an average of 6.8 yards per rush on the ground and 215.0 rushing yards per game so far this year. For the year, they have conceded 1,075 yards on the ground through 5 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Golden Gophers have conceded 1,203 yards which puts them in 45th in college football. During their 5 games played this season, they have allowed 240.6 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 65.9%. For the season, they have allowed 455.6 yards per game which puts them 119th in college football.
For his collegiate career, Morgan has passed for a total of 5,687 yards with 43 TD's and 17 interceptions. Since he has been in college, he has taken off and run 120 different times totaling -41 rushing yards. He has a quarterback rating of 160.6 with a TD rate of 7.2% and an interception percentage of 2.8%. He is averaging 210.6 yards per contest. Tanner Morgan has completed 375 of his attempted career 598 tosses for a completion percentage of 62.7%.
In their last outing, the Nebraska Cornhuskers played the Purdue Boilermakers and took home the victory by a score of 37-27. Dedrick Mills paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 11 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this outing. He rushed for 60 yards on 16 carries which gave him an average of 3.8 yards per run. Wan'Dale Robinson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 114 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 12.7 yards per catch for the game. Adrian Martinez went 23/30 with 242 yards by way of passing and added 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
In relation to how much they score, the Cornhuskers are ranking 95th in the nation holding an average of 23.3 points per outing. For the season so far, the Cornhuskers have thrown for a total of 1,155 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 192.5 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 99th in Division 1. They hold an average of 174.8 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,049 yards for the year. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 367.3 yards/game which ranks them 86th in the country. The Cornhuskers are allowing 31.7 points per game, which has them sitting 92nd in Division 1. This year, they have relinquished 190 points in total. Nebraska has allowed a total of 1,020 yards rushing (170.0 yards per game) as well as 12 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have allowed the opposition 9 touchdowns from the passing game and 238.8 yards per outing, which has them sitting 83rd in the country.
In the 26 contests in his college career, Adrian Martinez has completed 441 of his 694 attempts for a total of 5,262 yds. He averages 202.4 yds per game through the air with a 135.8 QB rating. Martinez has thrown 29 touchdowns compared to 18 picks in his career. He has rushed for 1,523 yards on 337 attempts. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 4.2% and his interception rate is 2.6%.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +9
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