Minnesota vs. Ohio - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio Bobcats (3-0) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm (TCF Bank Stadium)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Ohio Bobcats and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Ohio Bobcats look to remain unbeaten and pick up a big road victory. Derrius Vick is completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 548 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Vick has thrown a touchdown in four of his last five games. Brendan Cope and Sebastian Smith have combined for more than 410 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Keith Heitzman has nine receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 182.6 yards per contest, and Daz'mond Patterson leads the way with 174 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 17.3 points and 327.3 yards per game. Quentin Poling leads the Gophers with 25 tackles, Tarell Basham has 2.5 sacks and Nathan Carpenter has two interceptions. Connor Brown, Ian Wells and Jared McCray are questionable.
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers look to build on their two-game winning streak heading into Big Ten play. Mitch Leidner is completing 55.1 percent of his passes for 614 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Leidner has a touchdown pass in four straight games. Drew Wolitarsky and KJ Maye have combined for more than 340 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Eric Carter has 11 receptions. The Minnesota Golden Gophers ground game is averaging 159.3 yards per contest, and Rodney Smith leads the way with 319 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Minny is allowing 16.7 points and 301.7 yards per game. Cody Poock leads the Gophers with 24 tackles, Steven Richardson has 1.5 sacks and Eric Murray has an interception. Ace Rogers, Brandon Lingen and Damarius Travis are questionable.
The Bobcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Golden Gophers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 10-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Ohio has won five of its last six games, but it hasn't really played anyone. Minnesota should be able to keep the Bobcats in check defensvely and do just enough on the offensive side to win this game by double digits.