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Opponent Nugz: Miami (OH)

A quick view from the opponent’s sideline

NCAA Football: Miami (Ohio) at Notre Dame Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday afternoon, in steamy conditions at TCF Bank Stadium, Minnesota will take on Miami (OH) in the final non-conference game of the season. Unlike the other opponents so far this season, the Gophers have some history with their MAC opponents. The teams have played three times with Minnesota winning all three games. The most recent win came in 2011, when MarQueis Gray threw for 163 yards and also ran for 171 yards to give his team a 29-23 win.

It’s not surprising then that Minnesota is heavily favored to win this game. Even the Gopher Gnomes think this one is in the bag.

Let’s take a closer look at Miami’s season so far:

So how’s Miami going to fare against Minnesota? Well...

The Gophers have won 13 straight games against non-conference opponents (including bowl games). That’s about to be 14 straight games.