Bad news! Pretty much everyone — with one exception — was wrong last week, and the shellacking from Michigan seems to have shaken the confidence of a few of our contributors. The good news: The season goes on, which is more than Wisconsin and Nebraska can say this week. Hard to believe the Huskers’ unconquerable will could be conquered, but here we are.
*WhiteSpeedReceiver could not be reached for a prediction or a comment. His current whereabouts are unknown. WSR, if you’re reading this, please come home. Your kids need you.
This Week’s Thoughts
GoAUpher: Maryland is bad.
GopherNation: Defense still gives up a plenty of points, but this isn’t terribly close.
gopherguy05: Maryland is not great. Gophers still working on things. but offense gets clicking this week to negate defensive woes
Blake Ruane: I defer to my opponent preview.
Ustreet: I do not defer to the pessimism of the opponent preview
zipsofakron: Gophers fall behind after the first drive but recover for a rout. At least that’s what I’m telling myself because I can’t cope with the idea of losing to a team Northwestern beat by 40.
mowe0018: I’m not superstitious... but I am a littlestitious. I picked the Gophers to win last week. To quote Confucius, probably, “Pride cometh before the fall.” With Confucius and Michael Scott in mind, I will pick the Gophers to lose every game until they, in fact, lose. Their success comes before mine, always.
HipsterGopher: Normally I pick these games by taking a score from a previous matchup. But I think this game will be high scoring, on both sides. So I had to combine the high scores from the Minnesota’s win over Maryland in 2019, and the Terrapins’ 2018 victory.
Season “Records” So Far
Everyone else: 0-1
Asked for a quote on how it feels to be the only member of the staff to be 1-0 to start the season, GopherNation said, “I don’t know what to say.”
It is good to be the king:
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What happens against Maryland?
This poll is closed
Minnesota wins big (14+ points)
Minnesota wins close (13 points or less)
Minnesota loses close and we cry
Minnesota loses big and we start drinking