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Minnesota Football vs Michigan Wolverines: Staff Predictions

Just one dissenter among us for the first game of 2020

Welcome to a new year of crystal ball prognostication, everyone! I for one am extremely excited to be wrong on a regular basis when it comes to predicting what the Minnesota Golden Gophers will do each and every week, especially for what is certain to be a wild season in the year of our lord 2020. This week, of course, we pick how the No. 21-ranked Golden Gophers will fare in their season opener against the No. 18-ranked Michigan Wolverines.

The Predictions

This Week’s Thoughts


GopherNation: Defense struggles to get stops at the right time and offense doesn’t get going until the third quarter.

gopherguy05: I think the offenses will be a little ahead of the defenses right now. It will be a tight one but the Jug stays behind in Minneapolis.

Blake Ruane: I defer to my opponent preview.

Ustreet: I defer to Blake’s opponent preview.

zipsofakron: I put $50 on Michigan to win (emotional hedging), so I think we know how this ends.

WhiteSpeedReceiver: I feel like Michigan’s really gonna struggle to get going this year.

wildcat00: This is totally the year.

mowe0018: Offensive personnel continuity reigns supreme.

HipsterGopher: Just flipped the score to get revenge from the 2015 Halloween Little Brown Jug game.

Season “Records” So Far

Perfect across the board. If there are no games, there are no wrong predictions.

Give us your own predictions in the poll below and in the comments!


What happens against Michigan?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Minnesota wins big (14+ points)
    (41 votes)
  • 58%
    Minnesota wins close (13 points or less)
    (182 votes)
  • 20%
    Minnesota loses close
    (63 votes)
  • 8%
    Minnesota loses big
    (25 votes)
311 votes total Vote Now