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Saturday, Nov. 12, the Minnesota Golden Gophers take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The game, to be played at Memorial Stadium, is slated for a 7:30 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Minnesota vs. Nebraska preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Nebraska wins the matchup between the two teams 91.2% of the time. The spread also favors the Wolverines.
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Channel: Big Ten Network
Minnesota vs. Nebraska preview:
Minnesota is off to a surprising season, with bowl eligibility and seven wins already under its belt. The Golden Gophers opened the season with three straight wins, but lost back-to-back games against Penn State and Iowa, to slide to 3-2 on the season. Since then, Minnesota has reeled off four straight wins against Maryland, Rutgers, Illinois, and Purdue. Although none of those wins screams for the Golden Gophers to be a ranked team, a win is a win.
Nebraska started the season with seven straight wins, but many questioned whether or not the Cornhuskers were a legitimate contender. After a tight loss to Wisconsin, it looked like Nebraska was a Top-10 team. Then the Cornhuskers played Ohio State. The Buckeyes drubbed Nebraska by a score of 62-3 for the second largest margin of victory ever among Top-10 teams.
The Golden Gophers and Cornhuskers have played 56 times in history, with the Gophers holding a 31-23-2 advantage.
Minnesota vs. Nebraska prediction:
Nebraska might be without starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. after the senior took a nasty hit in the Cornhuskers' game against Ohio State last weekend.
Even if that is the case, Nebraska should be able to take care of a Minnesota team that has struggled against quality opponents.
Nebraska 31, Minnesota 20