Bowl season is underway. The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Syracuse Orange will compete for postseason bragging rights in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Thursday at 2:00 PM ET. Having won even when the odds were unfavorable, Minnesota should be especially confident now that the spreads are in their favour.
The Golden Gophers beat the Wisconsin Badgers 23-16 four weeks ago. His QB Ethan Kalia Amanis of Minnesota was slinging it when he passed for his two TDs and his 319 yards in 29 attempts.
Special Teams scored 11 points in Minnesota. K Matthew Trickett he delivered a perfect 3-on-3 game.
‘Cuse, meanwhile, had a touchdown and a change to a spare in a 32-23 win over the Boston College Eagles four weeks earlier. Cuse’s RB Sean Tucker rushed for his 125 yards on his two TDs and his 21 carries.
This next game looks promising for Minnesota, who are backed out of 10. Those who play the odds have seen things go back and forth with the Gophers as he is 5-5 Golden against the spread.
Two defensive stats to keep in mind while watching: Minnesota enters the contest boasting the fewest 8 passing touchdowns allowed in the nation. As for the Orange, they entered the game with an average of 188.8 passing yards per game, making him 19th best in the nation.