Auburn Tigers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers, NCAAF Outback Bowl. First game between the Tigers and Golden Ghopers. The Outback Bowl will witness a game between two good teams that finished the season without conference titles. But with good winning streaks. The Tigers effort was enough to take the team to the bowl against Minnesota. For now the Golden Gophers are not favorites but they played strong throughout the season.
Auburn Tigers: Win everything.
The Tigers have a positive record this regular season with nine wins and only three overall losses. The record at the conference was good but not the best with five wins and three losses. After five consecutive victories at the start of the season came the first defeat against an opponent of the Florida 13-24 conference. The other two losses in the SEC were with LSU 20-23 and Georgia 14-21.
This season the team is scoring an average of 34 points per game, 42.3 rushes with 202.3 rush yards, 18.8 completed passes for 215.2 pass yards. Whitlow 739 yards as RB and 9 touchdowns. The defense allows up to 18.6 points per game, 34.5 rushes with 125.5 rush yards, 19.1 completed passes for 203 pass yards.
Bo Nix 57% for 200 completed passes, 2366 yards, 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions, 124.3 overall rating. 91 personal rushes this season for 301 yards and 7 touchdowns. Against LSU, Nix barely threw 157 yards, 15 completed passes for 42.9%.
Minnesota Golden Gophers: Strong until the end.
The Golden Gophers closed the regular season with ten wins and only two overall losses. The team finished in the top 20 in the last AP Poll. In the division the Golden Gophers won seven games and lost only two against Iowa 19-23 and Wisconsin 17-38. Those two defeats prevented the team from coming to the fight for the title of the Big Ten conference.
The team is scoring an average of 34.3 points per game, 42.6 rushes with 173.7 rush yards, 16.1 completed passes for 251.7 pass yards. Bateman leads the WR with 1170 yards and 11 touchdowns. The defense allows up to 22.4 points, 32.9 rushes with 127.2 rush yards, 15.8 completed passes for 197.4 pass yards.
Tanner Morgan 66.1% for 191 completed passes, 2975 yards, 28 completed passes for 6 touchdowns, 180.4 overall rating. 58 personal rushes for a single touchdown. The last game on the road was a victory against Northwestern with 211 yards, 15 completed passes, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Auburn Tigers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers 01/01/2020 is: take the Auburn Tigers -7.5 (Spread).
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