09/08/2018 – Fresno State vs Minnesota – Football Preview

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Fresno State vs Minnesota

7:30 PM – September 8, 2018

TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN

LINE:

CURRENT:

MINN PK

TOTAL:

48

OPENING:

MINN -3

TOTAL:

49

PAT’S THOUGHTS:

Wrong team favored in this one.  Minny is starting a walk-on freshman at QB and is very young everywhere.  Fresno is good – like 10 wins last year and 10-2-2 against the spread good.  They are old and loaded on O.  They lost their front 4 on D; but get their entire front 7 back.  They were 15 in the country on D last year.  I really like FSU in this one.

Schedule:

Fresno State

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

LINE

TOTAL

September 1, 2018

vs Idaho

W 79-83

W -25.5

O 43

September 8, 2018

@ Minnesota

September 15, 2018

@ UCLA

September 29, 2018

vs Toledo

October 6, 2018

@ Nevada

October 13, 2018

vs Wyoming

October 20, 2018

@ New Mexico

October 27, 2018

vs Hawai’i

November 3, 2018

@ UNLV

November 9, 2018

@ Boise State

November 17, 2018

vs San Diego State

November 24, 2018

vs San Jose State

Minnesota

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

LINE

TOTAL

August 30, 2018

vs New Mexico St

W 48-10

W -21.5

O 49

September 8, 2018

vs Fresno St

September 15, 2018

vs Miami (OH)

September 22, 2018

@ Maryland

October 6, 2018

vs Iowa

October 13, 2018

@ Ohio State

October 20, 2018

@ Nebraska

October 26, 2018

vs Indiana

November 3, 2018

@ Illinois

November 10, 2018

vs Purdue

November 17, 2018

vs Northwestern

November 24, 2018

@ Wisconsin

INJURY REPORT:

Fresno State

DATE

POSITION

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

Minnesota

DATE

POSITION

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

July 5, 2018

RB

Shannon Brooks

Leg

Out for Season

September 4, 2018

DB

Chris Williamson

Undisclosed

Questionable

September 4, 2018

RB

Mohamed Ibrahim

Leg

Probable

Statistics:

Fresno State

OFFENSE:

SEASON

RANK

DEFENSE:

SEASON

RANK

Total Yards

488

45

Total Yards

307

48

Passing Yards

247

70

Passing Yards

205

58

Rushing Yards

241

33

Rushing Yards

102

35

Points

79

1

Points

13

27

Turnovers

Turnovers

Minnesota

OFFENSE:

Season

Rank

DEFENSE:

Season

Rank

Total Yards

527

33

Total Yards

271

29

Passing Yards

227

76

Passing Yards

233

70

Rushing Yards

300

16

Rushing Yards

38

10

Points

48

33

Points

10

23

Turnovers

1

6

Turnovers

1

12


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