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On Thursday at 9:00 PM ET, the Minnesota Golden Gophers will host the New Mexico State Aggies (0-1).
The Aggies are expected to lose by at least two touchdowns (currently +36) versus the Golden Gophers (with an over/under of 52.5 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Minnesota vs. New Mexico State
- Game Day: Thursday, September 1, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BTN
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Stadium: Huntington Bank Stadium
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Minnesota Betting Insights
- Minnesota won nine games against the spread last season, failing to cover four times.
- Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total six times in Minnesota games.
Minnesota Stats & Insights
- Last year, Minnesota put up 14.9 fewer points per game (25.5) than New Mexico State allowed (40.4).
- Minnesota racked up 360.1 yards per game last year, 128.7 fewer yards than the 488.8 New Mexico State allowed per outing.
- Last season Minnesota racked up 198.1 yards per game on the ground, just 3.5 more yards than New Mexico State allowed per outing (194.6).
- When Minnesota rushed for over 194.6 yards last year, it compiled a 5-0 ATS record and a 4-1 overall record.
- New Mexico State was 3-1 against the spread and 1-3 overall when holding opponents to less than 198.1 rushing yards last year.
- Minnesota turned the ball over 13 times last year, six fewer than New Mexico State forced turnovers (19).
Minnesota’s Best Players
- Tanner Morgan recorded a passing stat line last year of 2,044 yards with a 59.6% completion rate (149-for-250), 10 touchdowns, nine interceptions, and an average of 157.2 yards per game.
- Last season Ky Thomas took 166 carries for 824 yards (63.4 per game) and scored six touchdowns.
- Mar’Keise Irving put up 699 rushing yards on 133 carries and four touchdowns last season.
- In the previous year, Chris Autman-Bell grabbed 36 passes (on 59 targets) for 506 yards (38.9 per game). He also found the end zone six times.
- Mike Brown-Stephens produced last season, grabbing 23 passes for 392 yards and one touchdown. He collected 30.2 receiving yards per game.
- Dylan Wright hauled in 18 passes on 31 targets for 365 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 28.1 receiving yards per game.
- Boye Mafe’s hard work last season produced a stat line of 5.0 sacks, 6.0 TFL and 30 tackles.
- Last season Jack Gibbens tallied 75 tackles and 3.0 TFL.
- Tyler Nubin collected three interceptions while adding 41 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and three passes defended last year.
New Mexico State Betting Insights
- New Mexico State won seven games against the spread last year, failing to cover five times.
- New Mexico State did not cover the spread when an underdog by 36 points or more last year (in one opportunity).
- New Mexico State and its opponent combined to go over the point total seven out of 12 times last year.
New Mexico State Stats & Insights
- New Mexico State racked up 22.6 points per game last season, 5.3 more than Minnesota gave up (17.3).
- When New Mexico State scored over 17.3 points last year, it was 6-1 against the spread and 2-5 overall.
- Minnesota had a 6-2 record against the spread and a 6-2 record overall in games when it allowed opponents to score less than 22.6 points last season.
- New Mexico State racked up 92.0 more yards per game (370.8) than Minnesota allowed per matchup (278.8) last season.
- When New Mexico State totaled over 278.8 yards last season, the team was 7-3 against the spread and 2-8 overall.
- In games Minnesota kept its opponents to fewer than 370.8 yards last season, it had a 6-4 record ATS and a 7-3 record overall.
- New Mexico State rushed for 101.4 yards per game last year, just 3.9 more yards than the 97.5 Minnesota allowed per contest.
- When New Mexico State ran for more than 97.5 yards last year it had a 4-3 ATS record and a 2-5 overall record.
- When Minnesota kept its opponents to fewer than 101.4 yards on the ground last season, it was 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall.
- Last year New Mexico State turned the ball over 16 times, while Minnesota forced 16 turnovers.
New Mexico State’s Best Players
- Jonah Johnson completed 58.7% of his passes to throw for 2,702 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. He also helped with his legs, tallying four touchdowns while racking up 176 yards.
- Juwuan Price averaged 55.8 rushing yards per game and scored 10 rushing touchdowns.
- O’Maury Samuels rushed for 224 yards and one touchdown last season.
- Jared Wyatt averaged 52.4 receiving yards and racked up three receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2021 season.
- Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda caught 36 passes last season on his way to 567 yards and four receiving touchdowns.
- Andre Bodison caught 31 passes on his way to 390 receiving yards a season ago.
- Last year Chris Ojoh put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 6.0 sacks, and added 12.0 TFL and 70 tackles.
- Last year Syrus Dumas intercepted three passes to go along with 34 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three passes defended.