10* College Football Game of the Week
Penn State vs. Minnesota,
11/09/2019 12:00 EDT,
Score: 26 - 31
Point Spread: +7/-115 Minnesota
There is little doubt that this game will be a defensive battle to it as we are dealing with two teams that are in the upper echelons when it comes to scoring and total defense.
The Golden Gophers sit in the top-10 in passing defensive as they allow opponents to go for 166.4 yards through the air per fixture (9th overall). Penn State sits 48th in that department giving up 211.6 passing yards per game. Also, home-field advantage is likely to be instrumental in this contest. The forecast for Saturday calls for temperatures to be hovering around the freezing mark with a 63% chance of precipitation. This means that there could be snow on the horizon for this game, and this will undoubtedly play into Minnie’s hands as Penn State may struggle to overcome the environs. All of these variables make Minnesota a great candidate to cover and possibly stage an upset.
All of the ESPN and TV talk is about Penn St but Minnesota is also undefeated and will feel disrespected and overlooked, not only be their ranking but the lack of conversation surrounding their stellar run in 2019.
This is Minnesota’s prime opportunity to set the record straight, and while doing so, put themselves in pole position to win the B1G West. I am backing the home dog this afternoon with MINNESOTA.