Minnesota at Wisconsin College Football Betting
It has been a season of tumult in Madison, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Badgers made a shock heard around the world when they fired head coach Paul Chryst after a loss to Illinois. Defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard became the interim head coach and heir apparent. One of the main reasons that Chryst was fired was to prevent the loss of Leonhard to another program. Leonhard has done a decent job on the field but has won the locker room with strong support. This week he can cement his hold on the permanent position if he can lead Wisconsin to a revenge win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the battle of Paul Bunyan’s axe.
NCAA Football Week 13 Betting Odds
Minnesota Golden Gophers +4
Wisconsin Badgers -4
Minnesota Golden Gophers Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, November 26, 2022, the Wisconsin Badgers of the Big Ten Conference will host the Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Big Ten Conference at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. Kickoff time is 3:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ABC/ESPN.
Wisconsin will get its share of support as the home team with a decent reputation in that role. Minnesota will draw Wise Guy action as a very good road team.
Last game, the Wisconsin Badgers won 15-14 against the Nebraska Cornhuskers as 10-point road favorites. The game went under the total of 40.5. Wisconsin has a record of 6-5 straight up, 5-6 against the spread, and 6-5 over/under the total. Wisconsin ranks 86th for total offense, 112th for passing, 51st for rushing and 75th for scoring. Defensively they rank 12th overall, 25th against the pass, 10th against the rush, and 27th for points allowed. Also, Wisconsin ranks 51st for fewest turnovers lost and 8th for takeaways.
Graham Mertz scored on a 2-yard quarterback sneak with 35 seconds left to complete a comeback from an 11-point deficit entering the fourth quarter, and the Badgers beat Nebraska on Saturday for their ninth straight win in the series. Wisconsin is bowl bound for the 21st consecutive year.
The Badgers were held to three points through three quarters and lost their top defensive player, Nick Herbig, to a targeting penalty and its top offensive player, Braelon Allen, to a leg injury on their second-to-last possession.
Mertz's 10-yard TD pass to Skyler Bell cut Nebraska's lead to 14-9. Mertz was off target with his 2-point pass, leaving the Badgers down five with 10 minutes left. Wisconsin started its final drive from midfield with 3:11 left. Mertz passed to Isaac Guerendo for 27 yards to set up the winning touchdown.
Casey Thompson, who missed the previous two games with an elbow nerve injury, threw two touchdown passes to Trey Palmer and finished 12 of 20 for 106 yards for Nebraska.
Chez Mellusi led the Badgers with 98 yards on 21 carries. Mertz was 8 of 18 for 83 yards on a day when the feels-like temperature was 16 degrees with a gusty north wind. Allen, already playing with a banged-up shoulder, had 92 yards on 18 carries before he hopped off the field with an apparent leg injury late in the game.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Weekly Recap
Last game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers lost 13-10 against the Iowa Hawkeyes as 2.5-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 31.5. Minnesota has a record of 7-4 straight up, 6-5 against the spread, and 3-7-1 over/under the total. Minnesota ranks 58th for total offense, 118th for passing, 9th for rushing and 65th for scoring. Defensively they rank 7th overall, 9th against the pass, 11th against the rush, and 4th for points allowed. Also, Minnesota ranks 28th for fewest turnovers lost and 29th for takeaways.
Drew Stevens made a 21-yard field goal with 28 seconds left to lift Iowa to a victory on Saturday after the Hawkeyes forced two late turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West with their eighth straight win over the Gophers for the Floyd of Rosedale trophy. The Hawkeyes will return to the conference title game by beating Nebraska.
Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for a career-high 263 yards and a touchdown on 39 carries. Still, he was particularly subdued afterward following just his fourth lost fumble in 846 career touches. His third-and-4 outside zone run would have moved the chains, but Campbell knocked the ball out, and Deontae Craig recovered it.
Spencer Petras scored on a first-quarter quarterback sneak and went 15 for 24 for 221 yards. Petras hit Luke Lachey for 33 yards on the next play. That put the Hawkeyes in range for their freshman kicker, who made a 38-yarder in the first quarter.
Athan Kaliakmanis started again for Tanner Morgan, who suffered an unspecified upper-body injury while taking a sack two weeks ago after a similar hit forced him out last month and kept him from playing the following game. Morgan, second in program history in passing yards, was among 15 departing players honored with their families in the traditional senior day ceremony.
Petras hit Sam LaPorta, the Big Ten's leading receiver among tight ends, four times for 95 yards in the first quarter, including a 58-yard gain off a middle screen on Iowa's first snap. LaPorta suffered a leg injury and did not return. Lachey had five receptions for 77 yards in his place.
2022 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule
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