It’s time for a winning streak. What the Gophers showed last weekend against Nebraska was enough to buoy the spirits of *most* of the TDG staff. Zips is still in a place of despair and pain. It might be a bit, kind of a reverse the curse thing. I’m not sure. In any case, Here’s what we think will happen against Maryland this week.
This week’s thoughts
Blake: See my opponent preview.
GoAUpher: Maryland is missing more than a few players to injury. At least tentatively, Minnesota has shown the ability to adjust their offense to do things they’re actually successful at. The defense remains capable. Until we turtle back into the team that lost to Bowling Green I’m going to pick Minnesota to win over a squad that is certainly at roughly the same tier of the Big Ten.
gopherguy05: The law of 30. Minnesota has scored 30 or 31 in four out of six games this season. Won’t change this week either.
GopherNation: The Gophers are just so good I cannot fathom any possible scenario where we don’t beat this opponent by close to 50. Iowa beat them by 37, Purdue beat Iowa by 17 and we beat Purdue by 7. So by my math, we should really win by 61. I’ll settle for just a 46-point win.
HipsterGopher: Matching the game score from 2016. I’d love to see our Howphers score even more points to wipe the taste of last years Maryland game out of my mouth. NOTE: Hipster’s bit is that he picks using scores from previous matchups between the teams.
mowe0018: While the Gophers are at home, Maryland is coming off of a bye. However, the Terrapins have been hurt at a couple of spots by injuries. Seeing Maryland ranked 91st in FEI this week emboldened me with the courage to pick Minnesota. Outside of a smack down of Howard, Maryland’s results have been lackluster. But in 2021, who knows?
UStreet: In lieu of predicting scores, I’m offering the fan base a sure fire way to prove I have no idea what I’m talking about. We invested $100 in Goldy bucks and each week I’m betting $7.69 a week on a prediction. Comment whether you agree with or want to fade my bet and we will keep track of who is smarter: the commentariat or me. It’ll be you.
Gophers will cover. Book it.
White Speed Receiver: We’re going to be frustrated at times, but we’re fine.
wildcat00: I’m actually not sure how this will go, and we have laid eggs against bad Maryland teams before. Just going with the homer pick here.
zipsofakron: Existence is pain and we’re clearly being lured in only to have the rug pulled out from under us. Will it be this week?
I’m having a good time, but my eyes are wide [expletive] open.