You’ll recall last week that GoAUpher failed to provide us with a pre-game haiku or his traditional Gnome #Takes. As a result, Minnesota lost to Michigan. And I regret to inform you that he has forsaken us again this week, almost certainly dooming the Gophers against Maryland. Please proceed to flood his inbox with hate mail. What self-respecting college football fan plans a fall wedding, anyway? I hope he can turn things around soon.
Anyway, now we turn our attention to the turtles.
When & Where
Date: Friday, October 30th
Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. CT
Where: Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD
Watch & Listen
Streaming Video: Watch ESPN (dot) com (or the Watch ESPN app)
Radio: KFAN (100.3 in the Twin Cities) and the Gopher Radio Network (Radio Affiliates)
Streaming Audio: Find KFAN on IHeartRadio (or the IHeartRadio app for your mobile device)
- Sirius: 137
- XM: 195
- Internet: 957
Spread: Minnesota by 20
Clear skies in the evening, with temperatures dropping to as low as 35 degrees.
Where Are They From? College Park, MD
Opponent Preview: RoWING to Maryland
All Time Series: 3-2 in favor of Maryland
Last Game: 52-10 win for Minnesota in 2019
SB Nation Blog: Testudo Times
This Season: 0-1
Keys to the game
- Stop the run. For the love of God, stop the run.
- Give the ball to Mohamed Ibrahim and co. Northwestern gashed Maryland for 325 rushing yards a week ago. Ibrahim should be champing at the bit to get the ball against the Terps, but the Gophers also need to keep some tread on his tires and try to get Treyson Potts, Cam Wiley, and Bryce Williams going on the ground.
- Win the turnover battle. Minnesota did not force a turnover against Michigan. That needs to change going forward. Give the offense a short field for a change.
How afraid am I?
On a scale of 3 to 5 “Brewsters on his face” (1 being not a afraid, 5 being very afraid):
As I said last week, I do not have GoAUpher’s photo editing skills, so please close your eyes and imagine that the photo above features three Brewsters face-planted onto the turf. I’m probably more worried about the Minnesota defense than the Maryland offense, if that makes sense. I implore you to put my concerns at ease, Joe Rossi.
Maryland 35 - Minnesota 32