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In week 5, the Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan Wolverines Saturday. The Golden Gophers are 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS. The Wolverines are 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS.

Minnesota is coming off a win 24-7 against San Jose State last week. Quarterback Mitch Leidner who has 362 passing yards and 2 touchdowns leads the offense this season. David Cobb leads the rushing game with a 539 yards, 4 touchdowns and a 5.9 yards per carry average. Maxx Williams leads the wide receivers with 110 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Through week 4, the Minnesota Golden Gophers defense has allowed 20.3 points per game and 383 yards per game.

Michigan is coming off and loss of 26-10 against Utah last week. Quarterback Devin Gardner who has 694 yards and 5 touchdowns leads offense this season. Derrick Green leads the rushing game with 391 yards, 3 touchdowns and a 6.1 yards per carry average. Devin Funchess leads the wide receivers with 284 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Through week 4, Michigan’s defense has allowed 20.3 points per game and 261 yards per game.

Keys to Minnesota win

Minnesota has to shut down Derrick Green’s rushing game. In addition, the Golden Gophers will need quarterback Leidner to play his best game of the year.

Keys to Michigan win

Michigan has to shut down David Cobb’s rushing game. In addition, the Wolverines are going to need Derrick Green to play a great game.

Injuries

Michigan – Marcus Jones, Alex Keith, Mitch Leidner, Alex Mayes, Isaiah Gentry, Cody Poock, Jared Weyler, Nich Rallis, Scott Ekpe, Duke Anyanwu

Michigan – Jarrod Wilson, Raymon Taylor, Desmond Morgan, Kyle Bosch, Drake Harris, Ty Isaac, Delano Hill

Favorite

Michigan -11

Conclusion

This will be a close game. However, Devin Gardner and the Michigan Wolverines will score the necessary points to win. Michigan will improve to 3-2 on the season.

 

About David Campbell

David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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