Through 3 Quarters
Only one more quarter stands between the Michigan Wolverines and the victory they were favored to collect going into this night. It's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Minnesota Golden Gophers as Michigan lead 42-24.
The Wolverines have enjoyed the tag-team combination of RB Hassan Haskins and QB Joe Milton. The former has rushed for two TDs and 82 yards on six carries, while the latter has passed for one TD and 160 yards on 19 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 52 yards. RB Mohamed Ibrahim has led the way so far for Minnesota, as he has rushed for two TDs and 126 yards on 25 carries.
No. 14 Michigan @ No. 18 Minnesota
What to Know
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines are opening their 2020 seasons against one another at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota ended up 11-2 last year and capped things off with a win over the Auburn Tigers in the Outback Bowl, so they are on the hunt for another strong season. Likewise, after a 9-4 record last season and an appearance in the Citrus Bowl, Michigan is coming in with an eye to spark another quality season.
A pair of last-season defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Golden Gophers were ninth best in the nation in passing yards allowed per game, finishing the 2019 season giving up only 184.2 on average. Michigan was not quite as good, but they were no chumps, either: they ranked 10th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game, closing the year allowing only 185.5 on average.
The Minnesota sideline is surely aware that they're the underdogs in this one. We'll soon see whether they can make the experts look bad.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: TCF Bank Stadium -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: ABC
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Wolverines are a 3.5-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 Wolverines as a 3-point favorite.
Michigan have won both of the games they've played against Minnesota in the last six years.
- Nov 04, 2017 - Michigan 33 vs. Minnesota 10
- Oct 31, 2015 - Michigan 29 vs. Minnesota 26