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Star running back Mohamed Ibrahim and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-0) play the Colorado Buffaloes (0-2) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET at Huntington Bank Stadium.
The Golden Gophers are expected to come out on top by at least two touchdowns (currently -27.5) against the Buffaloes. The over/under for this matchup is 46.5 points.
Game Info and Betting Lines for Minnesota vs. Colorado
- Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Stadium: Huntington Bank Stadium
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Minnesota Betting Insights
- Minnesota went 9-4-0 ATS last season.
- Minnesota did not cover the spread when favored by 27.5 points or more last season (in one opportunity).
- Minnesota and its opponent combined to hit the over in six of 13 contests last season.
Minnesota Stats & Insights
- Minnesota put up just 1.2 fewer points per game (25.5) than Colorado allowed (26.7) last year.
- Minnesota was 6-1 against the spread and 6-1 overall last season when the team notched over 26.7 points.
- When Colorado surrendered fewer than 25.5 points last year, it had a 3-1 record against the spread and a 3-1 record overall.
- Minnesota averaged 60.8 fewer yards per game (360.1) than Colorado allowed per contest (420.9) last season.
- When Minnesota amassed more than 420.9 yards last season, the team was 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
- In games Colorado limited its opponents to fewer than 360.1 yards last year, it had a 2-1 record ATS and a 2-1 record overall.
- Minnesota rushed for 198.1 yards per game last year, 19.5 more than the 178.6 Colorado allowed per outing.
- Last season Minnesota had a 6-2 ATS record and a 5-3 overall record in games the team ran for more than 178.6 yards.
- Last season, Colorado was 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 overall when holding opponents to fewer than 198.1 yards on the ground.
- Minnesota had 13 giveaways last season, while Colorado had 13 takeaways.
Minnesota’s Best Players
- Tanner Morgan’s previous season stat line: 2,044 passing yards (157.2 per game), 149-for-250 (59.6%), 10 touchdowns and nine picks.
- Last season, Ky Thomas rushed for 824 yards on 166 carries (63.4 yards per game) and scored six times.
- Mar’Keise Irving churned out 699 yards on 133 carries (53.8 yards per game), with four rushing touchdowns last year.
- In the previous season, 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 amassed 392 yards on 23 grabs with one touchdown. He was targeted 41 times, and averaged 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 put up a stat line of 5.0 sacks, 6.0 TFL and 30 tackles.
- Jack Gibbens was a wrecking ball on the field, collecting 75 tackles and 3.0 TFL last year.
- Last season Tyler Nubin had a huge stat line of three interceptions, 41 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and three passes defended.
Colorado Betting Insights
- Colorado went 6-6-0 ATS last season.
- Colorado and its opponent combined to go over the point total four out of 12 times last season.
Colorado Stats & Insights
- Colorado put up 18.8 points per game last year, comparable to the 17.3 Minnesota allowed.
- Colorado was 4-2 against the spread and 4-2 overall last year when the team put up more than 17.3 points.
- Last year Minnesota had a 6-2 record against the spread and a 6-2 record overall in games when it held opponents to less than 18.8 points.
- Colorado averaged 257.5 yards per game last year, 21.3 fewer yards than the 278.8 Minnesota allowed per matchup.
- Colorado was 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 overall when the team piled up more than 278.8 yards last season.
- In games Minnesota held its opponents to fewer than 257.5 yards last season, it had a 5-1 record ATS and a 5-1 record overall.
- Colorado rushed for 126.3 yards per game last season, 28.8 more than the 97.5 Minnesota allowed per outing.
- When Colorado rushed for more than 97.5 yards last year it had a 4-3 ATS record and a 3-4 overall record.
- Last year, Minnesota was 5-3 against the spread and 6-2 overall when holding opponents to fewer than 126.3 rushing yards.
- Colorado had seven giveaways last year, while Minnesota had 16 takeaways.
Colorado’s Best Players
- Brendon Lewis threw for an average of 128.3 yards passing per game and tossed 10 touchdowns last season. In addition, he added 15.7 yards on the ground per game with two rushing touchdowns.
- Jarek Broussard averaged 55.1 rushing yards per game and collected two rushing touchdowns.
- Alex Fontenot ran for five touchdowns on 327 yards a year ago.
- Brady Russell was targeted 2.7 times per game and collected 307 receiving yards over the course of 2021.
- Brenden Rice caught 21 passes last season on his way to 299 yards and three receiving touchdowns.
- Daniel Arias grabbed 19 passes on his way to 237 receiving yards and one touchdown a season ago.
- Last year Carson Wells put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 4.5 sacks, and added 9.0 TFL, 35 tackles, and one interception.
- Isaiah Lewis put together a strong stat line last year, accruing 50 tackles and two interceptions.
- Last year Mark Perry intercepted three passes to go along with 49 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and three passes defended.