Nebraska vs. Minnesota Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Nebraska vs. Minnesota fearless prediction and game preview.
Nebraska (4-5) vs. Minnesota (4-5) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
The winner is still alive for a bowl game, the loser is, effectively, done.
Even if Minnesota wins, it’s going to have a really, really tough time getting by Northwestern on the road and Wisconsin at home, but it will at least have a shot – it’s not winning both of those.
Nebraska continues to fight and battle through a lost season, suffering a tough overtime loss to Northwestern last week that might have realistically been the end of the Mike Riley era – at least without a huge finishing run.
With a trip to Penn State next week and Iowa to close, the Huskers desperately need this.
Neither team is getting anything out of the offense, and neither team is a brick wall on D. The two are even in a measuring-stick moment for the P.J. Fleck era, and most likely a baseline point for Riley’s future, or the next Husker head man.
One Reason Why Nebraska Will Win
The Minnesota offense isn’t working.
There’s no passing game whatsoever, but the backfield is talked and the offensive line is solid. But against Michigan, the offense couldn’t move the ball a lick, getting stuff for a hard 90 rushing yards, and with no passing from Demry Croft to make up for it.
There’s a chance the Nebraska offense – as mediocre as it is – can come up with a big start and all but put the game away.
This gets said every week, but the one advantage Nebraska has is the potential of Tanner Lee. He can push the ball down the field and put up 225 yards – like he did against Northwestern – and Minnesota can’t. However …
One Reason Why Minnesota Will Win
Just when it seemed like the interception problem went away, Lee threw three against the Wildcats.
A massive issue over the first month of the season, Lee threw just one pick over a four-game stretch. Against Northwestern, the three giveaways were a problem in a tight game that came down to the little things.
Minnesota needs those little things.
The Gophers have to pound away from the start on a Husker run defense that can’t slow anyone down. Having problems with Wisconsin and Ohio State is one thing, but the Nebraska defensive front couldn’t stop Purdue’s ground game or Northwestern’s.
Minnesota will run for 250 yards.
What’s Going To Happen
Nebraska might have a whole slew of massive problems, and there’s nothing the team can count on every week, but Minnesota simply doesn’t score enough. The Huskers will turn it over a few times, but they’ll overcome them with a few big pass plays in the fourth quarter to pull it out.
Nebraska vs. Minnesota Prediction
Nebraska 24, Minnesota 17
Minnesota -2.5, o/u: 47.5
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