Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview Saturday night football kicks off with a showdown between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Memorial Stadium. Both teams are having a good season but the Cornhuskers are looking to get back on track after 2 straight losses. Offshore sportsbooks are unsure about the outcome but initial predictions seem to indicate a narrow win for the Gophers.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Gophers are on a 4 game winning streak that has taken them to the 2nd spot in the AFC West division. They are 7-2 this season and their last game saw them beat the Purdue Boilermakers 44-31. Quarterback Mitch Leidner has been performing underpar in his last 4 games, where he has failed to make a single touchdown pass. Defensively, the Gophers’ lineback Jonathan Celestin is leading the way with 64 tackles this season. The Gophers concede an average of 21.7 points per game and 350.7 yards. A win against the Cornhuskers would put the Gophers in control of the Big Ten West.
The Cornhuskers had been undefeated before the Wisconsin Badgers ended their streak 2 weeks ago. Last week, they suffered a humiliating loss to Ohio State to the tune of 62-3. They are now 7-2 this season and desperately need a morale boost. Home advantage is on the Huskers’ side but the team has to perform better to win. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. seems to have lost his form and has not secured more than one touchdown pass in his last six games. On the defensive side, the Huskers concede an average of 23.2 points and 369.7 yards per game.
Experts who bet on NFL Football are gunning for a Gophers win considering the Huskers’ recent performances and the Gophers’ outstanding away record.