Cornhuskers Travel To Minnesota For Big 10 Clash With The Gophers

Nebraska has had two weeks to prepare for this game with the Gophers. The Cornhuskers are 5-1 and have an opportunity to win their third conference game of the year. Nebraska has excelled with redshirt freshman quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. taking over the duties for injured senior Taylor Martinez (turf toe). Martinez has returned to practice, however, it appears he will not start this ball game.

Minnesota is coming off an impressive road effort against Northwestern. The Gophers knocked off the Wildcats at Ryan Field and moved to 5-2 on the year. The Gophers held the Wildcats to 94 yards rushing and 328 total yards of offense.

Key Stats:

-Nebraska is 10th in the nation in scoring offense averaging 42.7 points per game.

-Nebraska is averaging 205.3 passing yards per game.

-Nebraska is averaging 284.8 rushing yards per game.

-Nebraska is penalized 7.3 times per game for an average of 68 yards.

-Nebraska is giving up 157.5 rushing yards per game.

-Nebraska is giving up 249.7 passing yards per game.

-Nebraska is a +4 in turnover margin on the year.

-Minnesota is averaging 117.7 passing yards per game and they are ranked 119th in the nation.

-Minnesota is averaging 210.1 rushing yards per game is ranked 29th in the nation.

-Minnesota is averaging 29.6 points per game is ranked 67th in the country.

-Minnesota is giving up 23.1 points per game.

-Minnesota is solid against the run giving up 123.4 rushing yards per game.

-Minnesota is giving up 252.4 passing yards per game.

-Minnesota is +3 in turnover margin on the year.

Check back for the prediction on Thursday!!!!

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