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Minnesota Football vs. Middle Tennessee - Game central, quick preview & prediction

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This week, Brew meets Bond.

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Opening thoughts

Middle Tennessee is a horrible school filled with horrible people who do horrible things like beat Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament. They are also followed by fans who like to reference humidity as if this rare weather phenomenon is only experienced in crappy sections of Tennessee. These are bad fans and they should feel bad.

In closing...

Gnome #TAKES

Santa Gopher Gnome was so busy going ORSONWELLESCLAPPING.GIF in response to my immature opening that he almost forgot that he had a job to do. Luckily, he soon remembered there are no GIFs related to Blue Raiders anywhere. Which is terrible. Which lead to this.

Yes, yes you are MTSU.

When & Where

Date: Saturday, September 16th

Kickoff Time: 2:30pm CT

Where: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN

Watch & Listen

TV: Big Ten Network

Streaming Video: BTN2Go.com (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: 157 (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: Minnesota by 9 to 10 (depending on the site)

O/U: 51

Weather Forecast

This will hopefully change, but as of right now there is a threat of thunderstorms during the afternoon.

The Enemy

Where Are They From? Murfreesboro, TN

Murfreesboro is oddly spelled and is apparently the hottest most humid place on the planet. I would avoid going there at all costs if I were you.

All Time Series: MN leads the series 2-0.

Last Game: Minnesota beat Middle Tennessee in 2014, 35-24.

SB Nation Blog: Underdog Dynasty

This Season: 1-1

Keys to the game

  • Show us what you’re made of. It’s officially your show now Conor Rhoda. You can do it!
  • PASS RUSH FTW. QB Brent Stockstill is unlikely to be 100% on Saturday. The more pressure the front seven can apply, the better off our thin secondary is going to be.
  • FULL BANANA.

How afraid am I?

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

I am only 1 Golden Brewster afraid of Middle Tennessee. The Fighting Humidity Indexes are no match for the power of FULL BANANA!

Prediction

The uniforms will make me happy. The Gophers will make me happy. Middle Tennessee fans in the stands will spend their time taking humidity readings.

Minnesota, 30 - Middle Tennessee, 13

What’s your prediction?