Athlon chimes in again with a more detailed prediction:
From coaching right down to talent, these teams are pretty equal. As stated earlier, if you like points -- this one will be fun. I see Fresno State taking an early lead and holding onto it for most of the game. In the second half, look for Minnesota's defense to buckle down and make a couple of key stops to change momentum. Minnesota safety Antoine Winfield -- one of the best defenders in the Big Ten -- will play a key role down the stretch. Look for him to make a big play on defense or special teams that ultimately swings this one in favor of the Gophers.
Prediction: Minnesota 41, Fresno State 34