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    The Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-1) play on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET against the Northwestern Wildcats (1-2) at Ryan Field.

    The Golden Gophers are double-digit favorites (currently -11.5) in their game against the Wildcats, with the over/under at 38 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Golden Gophers are -450 and the Wildcats are +343.)

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    Game Info for Minnesota vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Evanston, Illinois
    • Stadium: Ryan Field
    Minnesota vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Minnesota -11.5 -110 -110 38 -109 -111 -450 +343

    Minnesota Pick Insights

    • Minnesota has not covered the spread in a game yet this season in three games.
    • Minnesota is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 11.5 points or more this season.
    • Each Minnesota three games with a set total this season have finished under the over/under.

    Minnesota Stats & Insights

    • Minnesota has been a bottom-25 offense this season, ranking 25th-worst with 322.3 yards per game. The defense is ranked 54th in the FBS (322 yards allowed per game).
    • Minnesota has been a bottom-25 scoring offense this season, ranking 16th-worst with 17 points per contest. The defensive unit ranks 31st in the FBS (15.7 points allowed per game).
    • Minnesota has been a bottom-25 pass offense this season, ranking 11th-worst with 148.7 passing yards per game. The defense is ranked 50th in the FBS (199.7 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Minnesota is compiling 173.7 rushing yards per game on offense (54th in the FBS), and ranks 63rd on defense with 122.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • In addition to a 52.6% third-down percentage allowed on defense, which ranks eighth-worst in the FBS, Minnesota has posted the 43rd-ranked third-down percentage (46.3%) on offense.
    • With seven forced turnovers (10th in the FBS) against five turnovers committed (78th in the FBS), Minnesota (+2) owns the 29th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Minnesota’s Best Players

    • Athan Kaliakmanis has 446 yards passing for Minnesota, completing 51.1% of his passes and throwing one touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 41 rushing yards (13.7 ypg) on 17 carries with one rushing touchdown.
    • Darius Taylor has 334 rushing yards on 56 carries with two touchdowns.
    • This season, Sean Tyler has carried the ball 30 times for 136 yards (45.3 per game).
    • Corey Crooms’ leads his squad with 154 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 14 receptions (out of 23 targets).
    • Daniel Jackson has caught 11 passes for 110 yards (36.7 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Brevyn Spann-Ford’s nine grabs have turned into 56 yards.
    • Danny Striggow has collected 2.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up two TFL and six tackles.
    • Minnesota’s tackle leader, Maverick Baranowski, has 15 tackles, one TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Tyler Nubin leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting six tackles and two passes defended.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern is 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • Northwestern has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 11.5 points or more this year (0-1).
    • Northwestern hase hit the over in two of three games with a set total (66.7%).

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern ranks eighth-worst in total yards per game (286.3), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 75th in the FBS with 363.7 total yards ceded per contest.
    • Northwestern ranks 23rd-worst in points per game (19.7), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 70th in the FBS with 23 points allowed per contest.
    • Northwestern is compiling 186.3 passing yards per contest on offense this season (106th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 199 passing yards per game (48th-ranked) on defense.
    • Northwestern’s rushing offense has been bottom-25 this season, generating 100 rushing yards per game, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 103rd with 164.7 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Northwestern ranks 35th in the FBS (47.7% third-down conversion rate) and 76th on defense (40% third-down rate allowed).
    • Northwestern owns a +1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 47th in the FBS.

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant has put up 408 passing yards, or 136 per game, so far this season. He has completed 55.2% of his passes and has recorded two touchdowns with three interceptions.
    • The team’s top rusher, Cam Porter, has carried the ball 33 times for 147 yards (49 per game).
    • Jack Lausch has run for 57 yards across six attempts, scoring one touchdown.
    • Cam Johnson has hauled in 141 receiving yards on 12 catches to pace his team so far this season.
    • Joseph Himon II has collected 94 receiving yards (31.3 yards per game) and one touchdown on two receptions.
    • A.J. Henning’s 21 targets have resulted in 11 receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown.
    • Anto Saka has two sacks to lead the team, and also has two TFL and five tackles.
    • Northwestern’s top-tackler, Bryce Gallagher, has 36 tackles, one TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Joe DeHaan has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has one pass defended to his name.
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