The Undertaker: Minnesota’s Most Hostile Environment to Date
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers: Under 44.5
Iowa has a top 5 defense in the country, allowing only 11.7 PPG and having gone under the total number 8 out of 10 games this season. On the other side, Minnesota has been scoring a lot. They have managed eight straight games of 30+ points along with 3 straight games of going over the total number.
In this game, the difference is that this is the most hostile environment Minnesota will have played to date. Even hanging 31 points on PSU last week did not scare me, as that was at home. On the road? I expect them to have a letdown game here in one of the toughest places to play in the country. Last week may have been a great win for the school, but they are not going to keep up the Ws this week.
With Iowa being the home favorite here after Minnesota is coming off what they call their biggest win in school history, this spot smells like a letdown for them, while Iowa has the chance to hand them their first loss of the season.
Therefore, I predict that Iowa will control the time of possession here and limit the offense of Minnesota. I predict a final score of 24-17 Iowa.