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Minnesota Gophers Predictions: Game 5 vs. Purdue North News

Even if there were still doubts about targeting PJ Fleck and the Minnesota Golden Gophers, many of them fled after a convincing 34-7 win against Michigan State last Saturday.

Minnesota currently ranks 21st in the AP poll and hopes to move forward when it joins the Purdue Boilermakers this Saturday.

Purdue is on a roller coaster ride this year, trailing Penn State University by 4 points and Syracuse University by 3 points. The Boilermakers beat Indiana State University 56-0 in Game 2, but he won 28-26 from Florida Atlantic last week, and despite Purdue’s victory, many thought headlining. was bothering me.

Minnesota enters the game as a 12 1/2 point favorite against Purdue.

Here are the predictions on the web for this week:

Ralph D. Russo of The Associated Press: Minnesota 31, Purdue 17.

Pete Fiutak of Minnesota 34, Purdue 17 Minnesota D, but it didn’t matter. There were no ground games for the Spartans, and Purdue can’t even run. We need it. Then the offensive balance kicks in. The first four games won’t be so easy, but we’re not complaining about 5-0.”

Bill Bender of The Sporting News: Minnesota 34, Purdue 27. Purdue tests it with a passing offense averaging 311 yards per game. Without knowing if Boilermakers quarterback Aidan O’Connell will play, it’s hard to pick here. I’d love to see a sixth-year quarterback fight against Tanner Morgan. In the last three meetings, Minnesota has won by one point. ”

Athlon Sports’ Chip Minnich: Minnesota 28, Purdue 17. Given the Boilermakers’ passing game and the importance of defense in countering Minnesota’s ferocious rushing attack, this is not an ideal situation. The Golden Gophers may have benefited from a simpler schedule so far, but that doesn’t hurt the offensive balance they’ve shown or their performance in the early defence. Minnesota seems to have too much talent and depth for Purdue to handle in this Big Ten West contest. ”

Kerry Miller of Bleacher Report: Minnesota 38, Purdue 21. They are one of two teams (along with the mighty Alabama) that have both more rushing and passing yards than total yards allowed. And Purdue… almost messed up and lost in their home game against Florida Atlantic on Saturday. I’m not a big proponent of the possibility of agitation. Minnesota has also won 8 of its last 9 games in this Big Ten West rivalry. ”

Brad Crawford and Chris Hammer of 247 Sports: Crawford – Minnesota 31, Purdue 17. Hummer – Minnesota 31, Purdue 24

Kyle Charters of Saturday Tradition: Minnesota 34, Purdue 21. If he does well, Boilermakers quick his strikes, big plays his offense will be back. But Boilermakers wasn’t infallible in his O’Connell case either. … Minnesota, on the other hand, has done nothing of the kind. The Gophers never hurt themselves with penalties or turnovers and put a lot of pressure on their opponents in almost every aspect. Overall, it would be too much for Boilermakers to overcome whether O’Connell goes or not. ”

Lincoln Journal Star Writer: Luke Marin – Minnesota, 33; Purdue, 21; Nate Head – Minnesota 24, Purdue 21; Ernie Just – Minnesota 31, Purdue 14; Colton Stone – Minnesota 42, Purdue 12

Trent Knoop on Wolverines Wire: Minnesota 34, Purdue 20.

Riley Donald of Hawkeyes Wire: Minnesota 38, Purdue 21.

Dominick Petrillo for Sportsbook Wire: Minnesota 31, Purdue 13.

Picks and Parleys: Minnesota 30, Purdue 17.

Bob Dunning of Davis Enterprise, Minnesota.

Bill Connelly ESPN: Minnesota 32, Purdue 19 in his S&P+ forecast.

All three Athlon Sports analysts have Minnesota as a favorite to win.

All six analysts chose Minnesota to win.

All seven analysts believe Minnesota will win.

All five analysts at believe Minnesota will win.