Minnesota 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction

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Breaking Down the Minnesota Golden Gophers Win Total

2020 College Football Season

Minnesota O/U 8.0 Wins -- Title Odds: 100/1

The Minnesota Golden Gophers had their best season in recent history in 2019 finishing with an 11-2 record. The Gophers had big wins over Penn State, Purdue, and finished off the season beating the Auburn Tigers in the Outback Bowl. Get College Football Predictions at Pick Dawgz.

The offense for Minnesota won’t have Tyler Johnson back as he went to the NFL, but most of the talent from last year’s team is back.

Quarterback Tanner Morgan is back after completing 66 percent of his passes for 3,253 yards, 30 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. With another strong year, there is going to be a lot of chatter if he leaves the team for an NFL. 

Outside Minnesota is led by Rashod Bateman who should be a first-round pick. During the 2019 season, Bateman caught 60 passes for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns. Chris-Autman-Bell will be the second wide receiver, but the rest of the spots are wide open.

Mohamed Ibrahim was strong in 2018 but in 2019 he went to being part of a pack of running backs. Ibrahim should be the top running back, and he should be one of the top running backs in the Big Ten.

On defense, the Gophers will be without Antonie Winfield, and Carter Coughlin, but this still be a strong option.  On defense last season, the Gophers gave up 184.2 yards per game through the air, and 122.4 on the ground. 

Let's take a look at Minnesota's 2020 schedule: 

Sept. 3 Florida Atlantic

Sept. 12 Tennessee Tech

Sept. 18 Iowa

Sept. 26 BYU

Oct. 3 @ Maryland

Oct, 10 @ Wisconsin

Oct. 17 Michigan 

Oct. 24 @ Illinois

Oct 31 @ Michigan State 

Nov 7 Purdue

Nov 21 Northwestern

Nov. 27 Nebraska 

The Big Ten is always tough, but this schedule could be a lot worse. They don’t have to play Ohio State and that is a big gift.

The Gophers win total is set at eight and after winning 11 games, that number is way too low. Look for the Gophers to finish with at least 10 wins with the tough games being against Iowa and Wisconsin again this year. 

Minnesota is also going to make a big statement with a blowout win over the Michigan Wolverines. 

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