Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Lines & Preview | NCAAFB Week 1

The Nebraska Cornhuskers play on Thursday at 8:00 PM ET at Huntington Bank Stadium versus the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The Cornhuskers are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6.5), versus the Golden Gophers (with an over/under of 46 points).

Create your Bowl Pick’em Pool with the Internet’s #1 pool creation and hosting platform. Get 15 friends together and play for free!
Start here >

Game Info and Betting Lines for Minnesota vs. Nebraska

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Stadium: Huntington Bank Stadium
Minnesota vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Minnesota -6.5 -112 -108 46 -109 -111 -233 +190

Minnesota Betting Insights

  • Minnesota won seven games against the spread last season, failing to cover six times.
  • Minnesota covered the spread five times last season (5-3 ATS) when playing as at least 6.5-point favorites.
  • Last season, five Minnesota games went over the point total.

Minnesota Stats & Insights

  • Minnesota put up just 0.6 more points per game (28.2) than Nebraska surrendered (27.6) last year.
  • Minnesota was 6-0 against the spread and 6-0 overall last season when the team put up over 27.6 points.
  • Minnesota averaged 24.6 fewer yards per game (389.8) than Nebraska gave up per outing (414.4) last season.
  • Minnesota was 5-0 against the spread and 5-0 overall when the team churned out more than 414.4 yards last season.
  • Minnesota rushed for 207.5 yards per game last year, 18.4 more than the 189.1 Nebraska allowed per outing.
  • Minnesota had a 6-1 ATS record and a 6-1 overall record when the team rushed for over 189.1 yards last season.
  • Minnesota had 13 giveaways last season, while Nebraska had 16 takeaways.

Minnesota’s Best Players

  • Tanner Morgan put up a passing stat line last season of 1,382 yards with a 66.9% completion rate (107-for-160), nine touchdowns, five interceptions, and an average of 106.3 yards per game.
  • Last year, Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 1,665 yards on 320 attempts (128.1 yards per game) and scored 20 times.
  • Treyson Potts put up 474 yards on 101 carries (36.5 yards per game), with three rushing touchdowns last year.
  • In the previous season, Daniel Jackson grabbed 37 passes (on 60 targets) for 557 yards (42.8 per game). He also found the end zone five times.
  • Brevyn Spann-Ford also impressed receiving last season. He bagged 42 receptions for 497 yards and two touchdowns. He was targeted 61 times.
  • Mike Brown-Stephens grabbed 22 passes for 338 yards, averaging 26.0 yards per game last season.
  • Danny Striggow’s hard work last season put together a stat line of 3.5 sacks, 4.0 TFL, 17 tackles, and one interception.
  • Mariano Sori-Marin went to work last year, collecting 84 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
  • Tyler Nubin collected four interceptions while adding 53 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and four passes defended last year.

Nebraska Betting Insights

  • Nebraska compiled a 5-7-0 ATS record last season.
  • When playing as at least 6.5-point underdogs last year, Nebraska had an ATS record of 4-3.
  • Last year, four Nebraska games went over the point total.

Nebraska Stats & Insights

  • Nebraska scored 8.8 more points per game (22.6) than Minnesota surrendered (13.8) last season.
  • Nebraska was 4-5 against the spread and 4-5 overall last year when the team notched more than 13.8 points.
  • Nebraska collected 49.5 more yards per game (344.2) than Minnesota allowed per contest (294.7) last season.
  • Nebraska was 3-5 against the spread and 4-4 overall when the team amassed over 294.7 yards last year.
  • Last season Nebraska averaged 123.3 yards per game on the ground, 14.3 more than Minnesota allowed per contest (109.0).
  • When Nebraska rushed for over 109.0 yards last year it compiled a 3-4 ATS record and a 2-5 overall record.
  • Nebraska turned the ball over one more time (19 total) than Minnesota forced turnovers (18) last year.

Nebraska’s Best Players

  • Casey Thompson threw for 2,407 yards and 17 touchdowns last season.
  • Anthony Grant racked up six rushing touchdowns on 76.3 yards per game last season.
  • Last season Ajay Allen rushed for 190 yards. He also scored two total touchdowns.
  • Trey Palmer was targeted 9.1 times per game and racked up 1,043 receiving yards and nine touchdowns over the course of 2022.
  • Marcus Washington caught 31 passes last season on his way to 471 yards and one receiving touchdown.
  • Travis Vokolek hauled in 20 passes on his way to 240 receiving yards and two touchdowns a season ago.
  • Last year Garrett Nelson accumulated 5.5 sacks, 8.0 TFL and 56 tackles.
  • Luke Reimer was a force on the field last season with 75 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
  • A year ago Malcolm Hartzog collected 18 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and three passes defended as well as three interceptions.

NFL Teams