Game Ti-me: 2:30
Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM and 1130 AM
Yes, the Gophers and Huskers have met 51 previous times. For Minnesota that is more games played than games against Ohio State, Michigan State or Penn State. Minnesota holds the series advantage 29-20-2, but Nebraska is riding a 14-game win streak, which looks like it will be extended to 15. But that is why they play the games.
|Points / Game||18.0||37.0|
|3rd Down %||31.6%||42.7%|
|Key Offensive Player to Watch|| Duane Bennett ||Rex Burkhead|
|Points Allowed/Game||35.0 ||27.2|
|3rd Down %||48.7%||44.7%|
|Key Defensive Player to Watch||Gary Tinsley|| |
Who will win the rushing game battle? - Surprisingly, Nebraska's rush defense is statistically worse than Minnesota's. The Huskers should gain more yards on the ground but can the Gophers get any traction in the ground game and sustain some drives that lead to points?
Which QB runs for more yards - Both QBs are guys who can rack up yards on the ground, who gets more today?
Which program will be the first to 30 wins in the series? - Minnesota leads 29-20-2, will we get that 30th win before Nebraska does?
I think all of us will be surprised if this game is within two touchdowns. Looking at stats I was less impressed with Nebraska but that does not translate into any confidence in the Gophers. What I really hope to see is a fresh team after the bye week and some better execution on both sides of the ball. It is a beautiful day, lets hope for an enjoyable game to watch.