Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-6) at Wisconsin Badgers (7-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -10 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday in college football action at Camp Randall Stadium.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have one more chance to become bowl eligible for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost eight straight road games. Zack Annexstad is completing 52.2 percent of his passes for 1,277 yards, nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. Annexstad and Tanner Morgan have combined for 16 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions this season. Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman have combined for 1,684 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while Chris Autman-Bell has 24 receptions. The Minnesota Golden Gophers ground game is averaging 160 yards per contest, and Mohamed Ibrahim leads the way with 815 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 29.1 points and 397.5 yards per game. Blake Cashman leads the Minnesota Golden Gophers with 101 tackles, Carter Coughlin has nine sacks and Jacob Huff has two interceptions.
The Wisconsin Badgers look to win at least eight games for the 10th straight season. The Wisconsin Badgers have won three straight home games. Alex Hornibrook is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,343 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Hornibrook and Jack Coan have combined for 15 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions this season. A.J. Taylor and Jake Ferguson have combined for 890 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Danny Davis III has 30 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 277.3 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 1,869 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 23.1 points and 361.8 yards per game. T.J. Edwards leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 86 tackles, Andrew Van Ginkel has 4.5 sacks and Madison Cone has two interceptions.
The Golden Gophers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Badgers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Wisconsin, the underdog is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings and the road team is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Wisconsin Badgers obviously have the ability to blow Minnesota out and will likely try with it being senior day and all. The problem is I don't trust the Badgers with a banged up quarterback. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have also shown flashes this season of being a pretty good football team, and they're playing for a bowl bid. Minnesota actually has more on the line in this contest, something I value when I'm getting points. So, if forced to play this game, I'd side with the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the points.