Through 3 Quarters
The Minnesota Golden Gophers fell flat on their face against the Iowa Hawkeyes last Friday, but memory of that harsh defeat doesn't seem to have tripped them up today. Sitting on a score of 34-24, the Golden Gophers have looked like the better team out there today, but there's still one more quarter to play. RB Mohamed Ibrahim has led the way so far for Minnesota, as he has rushed for three TDs and 98 yards on 24 carries.
Both Minnesota and the Purdue Boilermakers suffered losses in their previous contests, but Minnesota is closer to making up for it this week. Minnesota will have to keep the pressure on with a quarter to play.
Purdue @ Minnesota
Current Records: Purdue 2-1; Minnesota 1-3
What to Know
The Purdue Boilermakers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will face off in a Big Ten clash at 7:30 p.m. ET Nov. 20 at TCF Bank Stadium. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
The Boilermakers came up short against the Northwestern Wildcats last week, falling 27-20. No one had a standout game offensively for Purdue, but they got scores from WR Milton Wright and TE Garrett Miller.
Meanwhile, a win for Minnesota just wasn't in the stars last Friday as the squad never even grasped a temporary lead. Their bruising 35-7 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes might stick with them for a while. QB Tanner Morgan had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw two interceptions with only 5.06 yards per passing attempt.
This next matchup is expected to be close, with Purdue going off at just a 2-point favorite. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
The losses put Purdue at 2-1 and Minnesota at 1-3. A couple stats to keep an eye on: The Boilermakers are fifth worst in the nation in rushing yards per game, with only 61.3 on average. The Golden Gophers have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 14th most rushing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 238.3 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: TCF Bank Stadium -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Boilermakers are a slight 2-point favorite against the Golden Gophers, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Boilermakers as a 2.5-point favorite.
Minnesota have won four out of their last five games against Purdue.
- Sep 28, 2019 - Minnesota 38 vs. Purdue 31
- Nov 10, 2018 - Minnesota 41 vs. Purdue 10
- Oct 07, 2017 - Purdue 31 vs. Minnesota 17
- Nov 05, 2016 - Minnesota 44 vs. Purdue 31
- Oct 10, 2015 - Minnesota 41 vs. Purdue 13