Grind them out football has found its champion in the Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-3). Even when facing a massive talent differential, they will try to squeeze every iota of effort and happenstance to stay close. This is what happened when Ohio State rolled them and still came up as an ATS loss. This unique brand of college football takes its clock chewing game to Lincoln to face a hungry Nebraska CornHuskers (8-2). Can the red machine cover the -10 and cover the spread at high noon on Saturday?
The thaw reaches America’s heartland just in time for the game. Few teams embrace the cold and adverse like Minnesota. It turns their power game into a boon. With good weather, the environment will not be conducive to creating turnovers. The power game does not inflict the same damage. With the Gophers QB limited in his vertical aspects, the Huskers can contain this team as well or better than Ohio State did. Point for the Huskers here.
Panic Not Warranted Here
People will point to what happened with Wisconsin and will find my statement about the Huskers stuffing the Gophers bordering on the impossible. The difference is that the Badgers are dynamic. The Gophers are one dimensional. This might be Pellini’s last stance and his hopes reside with his star, Ameer Abdullah. Nebraska can pass much better than Minnesota. Their defense creates opportunities with 18 turnovers coupled with 22 sacks. Zaire Anderson will feast in this one.
Each game has its own special set of circumstances. The vaunted Minnesota cover last week was a fluke dependent on a very deep muffed punt at the Ohio State five. With out that, the ATS is gone. Nebraska had a jail break game against a team that is much too dynamic for them. I am not saying that the Huskers do not have big flaws. What I am implying is that Minnesota does not have the tools to exploit them. One dimensional teams do not fare well when facing better talent AND are on the road. Go with Nebraska -10 and dance to the bank this weekend. Our friends at AmericasBookie.com are waiting for your action. Lets lighten them up a bit with this profitable NCAA Free Pick.