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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-1) MTSU Blue Raiders vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NCAA Football Spread: Minnesota -10.5
NCAA Betting Total: 53
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It’s a week three showdown on Saturday afternoon at the TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The MTSU Blue Raiders make the trip to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers
These two teams have played twice so far in their history with the Gophers winning both of the games. In the last game in 2014 the Gophers came out ahead 34-24.
MTSU Blue Raiders
The MTSU Blue Raiders season has been a tail of two weeks. In the first game they struggled mighty against the Vanderbilt Commodores in all areas of the field, and ended up losing 28-6.
But in week two they looked a lot better and bounced back in a big way. They slowed down the Syracuse Orange and their offense and made a late comeback to win by a final score of 30-23.
Junior quarterback Brent Stockstill looked really good in the game, and led the team to victory. He threw for 269 yards and three touchdowns and one interception.
To win this game Stockstill needs to value the ball.The Gophers have done a good job of creating turnovers this year, and Stockstill is going to need to hold onto the ball or it could be a long night.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
After the Minnesota Golden Gophers first game of the year there was some worry about ow good this Gophers team could be in PJ Flecks first year.
They did win in the first game of the season, but it was against the Buffalo Bulls, a team that ins’t good at all, and they could only win 17-7.
But Fleck had his team prepared and it showed. After a little back and forth in the first half against the Oregon State Beavers, they came out in the second half and absolutely dominated.
Rodney Smith and Shannon Brooks combined for 183 yards and four touchdowns. The offensive line opened up huge holes all night and that led to the beat down in the second half, and the Gophers winning by a final score of 48-14.
Through the air the leading receiver was Tyler Johnson who had four receptions for 127 yards and one touchdown.
The defense also really stepped up huge in this game. They did a good job of slowing down the Beavers running, and they had no issues forcing turnovers.
To win this game they need to build off of that game. They are the better team and if they play their game they should have no issue winning this game.
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This Gophers team seemed to figure it out in week two, and they will carry the momentum gained in that game to this one.
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I think the one two punch of running backs for the Gophers will be the difference in this one. I think Brooks and Smith will run wild over the Blue Raiders defense and that will lead to an easy win.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Golden Gophers 41 – Blue Raiders 17
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