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Minnesota Football vs. Michigan State: Game central, quick preview & prediction

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Look to the stars and see the signs.

Opening thoughts

WOO HOO NIGHT GAME.

Nope, nothing you can say about the depleted depth chart will make me question the joy of a night game.

Gnome #TAKES

Gopher Gnome Overalls

The Gnome Bench went on vacation lest they jinx the Gophers again. GIF time, via Santa Gopher:

Please play defense as well as they cheer Michigan State.

When & Where

Date: Saturday, October 14th

Kickoff Time: 7:00 pm CT

Where: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN

Watch & Listen

TV: Big Ten Network

Streaming Video: BTN2Go (or the BTN2Go app for your mobile device)

Radio: KFAN (100.3 in the Twin Cities) and the Gopher Radio Network (Radio Affiliates).

Streaming Audio: Locate KFAN on IHeartRadio (or the IHeartRadio app for your mobile device)

Satellite Radio:

  • Sirius: 145 (Internet 958)
  • XM: 196 (Internet 958)
  • SiriusXM: 196 (Internet 958)
  • NOTE: The Sirius/XM website has also started listening what “internet” channel the games are on this year if you choose to listen online vs through a receiver.

Odds

Spread: Michigan State by 4 to 4.5

O/U: 40.5

Weather Forecast

Cloudy with a chance of rain.

The Enemy

Where Are They From? East Lansing, MI

All Time Series: Minnesota has not fared well against Michigan State historically, losing the series 29-17 overall.

Last Game: MSU won 14-3 in 2013.

SB Nation Blog: The Only Colors

This Season: 2-2 (0-1 B1G)

Keys to the game

  • Score points. No seriously, MSU’s defense might not let us do this and we really kinda need to.
  • Win the turnover battle...and actually score points when we do. I’m not kidding that we need to score points, especially if we force turnovers.
  • Pressure the quarterback. I STILL WANT SACKS.

How afraid am I?

On a scale of 1 to 5 "Brewsters on his face" (1 being not a afraid, 5 being very afraid)?

In honor of the night game, I am 4 Brewsters on a star chart afraid of Michigan State. This could be a bleach game if we’re not careful.

Prediction

We’re probably going to lose and I can’t predict otherwise just because it’s a night game and I’ll be there.

Michigan State, 27 - Minnesota, 10

What’s your prediction?