Miami RedHawks vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Redhawks vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Gophers (-19.5)
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (0-1) are hosting the Miami Redhawks (0-1) at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday. Miami opens this game as 19.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 55.5.
The Miami RedHawks head into this game 0-1 this year. In their last matchup, the RedHawks faced the Cincinnati Bearcats and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 49-14. AJ Mayer went 9/28 with 109 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 64.8 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Keyon Mozee was the rushing leader for the RedHawks with 15 carries for 80 yards (5.3 yds per carry). The Miami RedHawks ended up rushing 45 different times and amassed 169 yds, which came out to an average of 3.8 yards per attempt. At the end of the game, they ran 73 plays which converted into 278 yds. Miami surrendered 20 completions on 26 tries for a total of 295 yards, and a completion rate of 76.9%. Against the run, the RedHawks gave up 247 yds on 31 attempts, which is 8.0 yards per run allowed.
In terms of scoring, the Miami RedHawks hold an average of 14.0 PPG. As a unit they're averaging 169.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 59th in the nation. The RedHawks have tallied 278 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring, Miami has compiled 0 no touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. Miami has earned 17 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 13 infractions for 100 yds.
In terms of passing yards, the RedHawks have allowed 295 yds which ranks them 109th in Division 1. They have conceded 295.0 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 76.9%. For the season, they are granting 542.0 yards/game which puts them 133rd in D-1. The opposition is running for an average of 8.0 yards per rush and 247.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. In total, they have conceded 247 rushing yards through 1 contest. The RedHawks are ranked 138th in the country concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 49.0 points per game.
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The Golden Gophers come into this game with a record of 0-1 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Golden Gophers took a loss by a score of 45-31 when they faced the Ohio State Buckeyes. Mohamed Ibrahim carried the ball 30 times for 163 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.4 yards per carry for Minnesota. Tanner Morgan (1 TD) finished the contest with 205 yds on 14/25 passing while his QB rating was 138.1. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 8.2. Minnesota gave up 26 running attempts for 201 yds (7.7 yards per carry). The Golden Gophers pass defense conceded a completion rate of 59.1%, surrendering 294 yds on 13 out of 22 through the air. The Golden Gophers finished the contest with a total of 408 yards while they ran 75 plays (5.4 yds per play). Minnesota ran for 4.1 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 203 yds on 50 attempts.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 408.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 61st in the country. The Minnesota offense has racked up 50 yards of penalties on 5 infractions, which is 87th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign thus far, the Golden Gophers currently have a total of 205 passing yards, which has them ranked 74th in the nation. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Golden Gophers are 61st in the nation by scoring 31.0 PPG.
Minnesota has surrendered a total of 201 yards via the ground game. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns via the pass and 294.0 yards/outing, ranking them 115th in the nation. The Golden Gophers defense has been on the field for 48 plays, which is 17th in college football. The Golden Gophers are giving up 45.0 PPG, which has them sitting 135th in the country.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers -19.5
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