| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 | MIAMI-OH REDHAWKS VS. MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS

The Miami-OH RedHawks and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at TCF Bank Stadium.

Oddsmakers opened the Golden Gophers as -20.5-point favorites versus the RedHawks, while the game's total opened at 56.5.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 45-31 loser as they battled Buckeyes at home. Minnesota earned a push in the match as a +14-point underdog, while 76 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Miami-OH, they were a 49-14 loser as they battled Bearcats on the road. Miami-OH failed to cover in the match as a +23.5-point underdog, while 63 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Miami-OH:

Team record: 0-1 SU,0-1 ATS

Miami-OH is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games

Miami-OH is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami-OH's last 11 games

Minnesota:

Team record: 0-1 SU,0-0-1 ATS

Minnesota is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Minnesota is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 15 games

Next up:

Miami-OH home to LIU Saturday, September 18

Minnesota at Colorado Saturday, September 18

Blow off the loss. This is a decent RedHawk team with a good enough defense to make the Gophers work, and with a receiving corps that can hit the big play if QB AJ Mayer gets a little time to work.

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The Miami RedHawks played just 3 games in 2020. The rust was evident in their first game of the 2021 season against Cincinnati, as the Bearcats dominated with a 49-14 win. Miami’s offense did not manage to score a point until late in the 4th quarter when things were already decided. The quarterback position is in flux as projected starter and 2019 MAC Freshman of the Year Brett Gabbert has suffered a multitude of injuries this offseason. AJ Mayer started in his place against Cincinnati and had a rough day. He completed just 9 of his 28 pass attempts for 109 yards. Gabbert is questionable for this game, but even if he goes it will be his first game in almost a year with limited practices coming off of multiple injuries. Minnesota’s defense had a tough time slowing down Ohio State’s offense, but there is no shame in that. The Gophers should have a better defensive day against the RedHawks in this one.

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This one shouldn’t be thought of too much. The Gophers want to avenge themselves after an overall great showing against Ohio State. With one more game before heading to Colorado, the Gophers need to get in the win column before traveling west. Gophers win 52-14.

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KEY INJURIES

Miami (OH) Injuries

Miami (OH) has no reported injuries at this time.

Minnesota Injuries

Mohamed Ibrahim RB 9/6 Leg OUT Ibrahim suffered a season-ending a left lower-leg injury.

Chris Autman-Bell WR 9/5 Leg PROBABLE Autman-Bell sat out the last contest due to a leg injury, but it is projected that he will take the field Saturday versus Miami.

Jordan Howden DB 9/5 Leg QUESTIONABLE Howden exited the previous matchup with a leg injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up versus Miami on Saturday.

Mike Brown-Stephens WR 9/5 Head QUESTIONABLE Brown-Stephens was removed from the previous game with a head injury, and it remains to be seen if he will suit up for Saturday's matchup versus Miami.

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