Minnesota at Michigan State line prediction, MSU opens as 3 point favorites

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Well, I fell for some of the Vikings hype. What a joke that I fell for that.

Please win this Saturday Gophers. I will be depressed football wise if they don't
 

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The only defensive player we lost that I think was an impact player was Mafe. I think the defense is better this year.
Really, what about Durr (lock down that was hardly ever challenged), Gibbons solid MLB, Otomewo, and the two solid DT tackles that I cannot think of right now?
 

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I've posted this on another thread in August but I'll repeat myself, if the Gophers win this game they run the table. It's a huge opportunity.
Beating MSU has no bearing on whether we are good enough to beat a Penn State with a good secondary and what looks to be two elite backs.
 

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It's a B1G road game, the Gophers' first road game of the season. I wouldn't bet on the Gophers in this game at all.

This will be a tough game to win but either way, it should tell us a lot about just who the Gophers are this year.
I know this means little but I remember the first B1G road game of 2019 at Purdue and 2021 at Purdue and the Gophers were ready to play.
 

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I like our OLine's chances to create running lanes and protect Morgan as long as the star MSU edge rusher lines up against Ersery (best young left tackle in the conference).
Michigan's QB and TE worry me the most. I don't know if any of our LBs can line up against him but maybe one of the safeties. This game should be one of the best of the week.
 




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Michael Penix Jr. is the seventh quarterback in the last two seasons to have either his highest or second-highest career passing yards game against Michigan State. He threw for nearly 400 yards, good for his career second-best.

Northwestern’s Hunter Johnson, Michigan’s Cade McNamara and Purdue’s Aidan O’Connell all had career-high days against MSU last season. Miami’s D’Eriq King, Western Kentucky’s Bailey Zappe and Ohio State’s CJ Stroud all had their second-highest career passing yards day — and Stroud did it in a single half.
Doubtful Tanner would add his name to the list, but he'd need 369 or more yards. Top two passing efforts are 368 and 396 at Iowa and Purdue respectively in 2019.

 

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Really, what about Durr (lock down that was hardly ever challenged), Gibbons solid MLB, Otomewo, and the two solid DT tackles that I cannot think of right now?
Solid player is different than what I would call an impact player. I’m pretty sure the linebackers and secondary are already better than last year. We’ll see if the dline drops off, I think it will be just as good. The top end talent may be lower, but I think the depth might be better.
 



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Solid player is different than what I would call an impact player. I’m pretty sure the linebackers and secondary are already better than last year. We’ll see if the dline drops off, I think it will be just as good. The top end talent may be lower, but I think the depth might be better.
After getting some look at our 2nd string DL, I can see what Fleck is talking about in his press conferences about being more athletic. Those guys are huge and have length (Striggow, Joyner, Booker, Eastern). If they show up in these B1G games and flash, that's going to help our chances of winning.
 

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Minnesota now a full -3 on most sources. Can anyone recall a game where the Gophers swung this much on the line, from an opening number of +3?

That means the implied spread @ Minnesota would be around Minnesota -9

Computer models and gamblers love Minnesota much more than human polls at the moment.
 

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Minnesota now a full -3 on most sources. Can anyone recall a game where the Gophers swung this much on the line, from an opening number of +3?

That means the implied spread @ Minnesota would be around Minnesota -9

Computer models and gamblers love Minnesota much more than human polls at the moment.
There was speculation on the MSU board that perhaps their injury situation isn’t improving or perhaps getting worse. Just speculation.
 

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I know this means little but I remember the first B1G road game of 2019 at Purdue and 2021 at Purdue and the Gophers were ready to play.
I keep thinking back to that 2019 game as well. Tanner (along with the whole team) didn’t look like anything anything special in the non-conference. If I remember correctly he had a couple of picks that were as ugly as they come. Fast forward to that Purdue game and he sets a conference record for completion percentage. This team turns it up going into conference play.
 



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Really, what about Durr (lock down that was hardly ever challenged), Gibbons solid MLB, Otomewo, and the two solid DT tackles that I cannot think of right now?
Defensive Tackles Micah-Dew_Treadway(sp?) and Pinkney. Yes, last years defense was mature and talented. This defense could be even better. Just not as experienced.
 

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There was speculation on the MSU board that perhaps their injury situation isn’t improving or perhaps getting worse. Just speculation.

I believe I heard on BTN yesterday they have some impact guys out in the secondary and a defensive lineman. Sparty will have to fill me in. It’s probably been mentioned here or on a different thread..
 

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I like our OLine's chances to create running lanes and protect Morgan as long as the star MSU edge rusher lines up against Ersery (best young left tackle in the conference).
Michigan's QB and TE worry me the most. I don't know if any of our LBs can line up against him but maybe one of the safeties. This game should be one of the best of the week.
The Washington film shows them how to handle Windom. They gave the tackle some help most of the time and he never touched the WU quarterback.
 

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I believe I heard on BTN yesterday they have some impact guys out in the secondary and a defensive lineman. Sparty will have to fill me in. It’s probably been mentioned here or on a different thread..
Top secondary guy out for season. Good DT did not play at WU. Not known yet about this week. A good receiver also questionable.
 

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More interesting matchup to me is Michigan state O vs Minnesota D

Minnesota O going to get theirs but not built to score 40

Minnesota will score between 20-35
Will Michigan state be able to score more?
Minnesota hasn’t given up more than 32 in a game since Nov 13, 2020 excluding the one Ohio state game
Lolololol
 




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