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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


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.


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.


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?