Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Hoosiers (+6.5)
Memorial Stadium is the site where the Indiana Hoosiers (2-8) will try to defeat the Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-4) on Saturday. Indiana opens as 6.5-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 44.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers head into this matchup 6-4 for this season. In their last game, the Golden Gophers went up against the Iowa Hawkeyes and took home the win by a score of 22-14. Tanner Morgan connected on 14/30 with 183 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 108.9 and finished the game with no picks. Ky Thomas led the offense in rushing for the Golden Gophers with 29 carries for 126 yards (4.3 yards per attempt). The Minnesota Golden Gophers ran the ball a total of 50 times and accumulated 189 yards, which came out to an average of 3.8 yards per carry. In all, they tallied 83 plays which gave them a total of 409 yds. Minnesota conceded 7 completions on 10 attempts for a total of 80 yds, and a completion rate of 70.0%. Against the run, the Golden Gophers gave up 185 yards on 48 attempts, which is an average of 3.9 yards per run allowed.
When talking about scoring, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have an average of 25.5 points per game. As a team they have an average of 206.2 yards via the ground game ranking them 22nd in the country. The Golden Gophers have attained 3,664 total yards over the course of this season. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Minnesota has earned 9 touchdowns through the air and 21 rushing touchdowns. Minnesota has 207 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 44 penalties for 450 yds. They have turned the football over 10 times.
The Golden Gophers are ranked 30th in Division 1 regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 19.2 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and 100.0 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,000 yards via the ground game in 10 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Golden Gophers are giving up 1,968 yards which puts them in 40th in college football. They are conceding 196.8 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 56.2%. In total, they are surrendering 296.8 yards per outing which ranks them 19th in college football. They have granted 14 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Hoosiers head into this matchup 2-8 this season. The last time they took the field, the Hoosiers took a loss by a score of 29-3 against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Donaven McCulley finished the game with 98 yds on 7/20 passing while his QB rating was 141.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.9. Jack Tuttle carried the ball 3 times for 16 yards, finishing the contest with 5.3 yds per carry for Indiana. The Hoosiers finished the game with 262 yds while running 74 plays (3.5 yards per play). Indiana ran the ball for 2.7 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 85 yds on 32 carries. Indiana surrendered 38 rush attempts for 188 yds (4.9 yds per carry). The Hoosiers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 53.6%, relinquishing 223 yards on 15 out of 28 passing.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Hoosiers are sitting 120th in the nation averaging 18.6 points per game. For the year thus far, the Hoosiers have earned 1,882 passing yards together with an average of 188.2 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 106th in Division 1. The Indiana Hoosiers hold an average of 307.1 yards/outing, which ranks them 121st in D-1. The Indiana offense has racked up 379 penalty yds on 44 infractions, which ranks 120th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
The Hoosiers are giving up 32.0 points per contest, ranking them 118th in D-1. Indiana has yielded a total of 1,415 yards rushing (141.5 yards per outing) in addition to 18 touchdowns via the rush this year. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 320 points. They have surrendered 18 touchdowns through the air as well as 235.2 yards per contest, which puts them in 85th in D-1. The Hoosiers defense has been on the field for 689 plays, which ranks them 87th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Hoosiers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers -6.5
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