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Saturday, September 7 7:30 p.m. PT

Minnesota Golden Gophers at Fresno State Bulldogs

Minnesota at Fresno State +3: Big difference in opponents in Week 1 as Fresno State faced USC and Minnesota went up against South Dakota State. The Bulldogs covered the 14.5 point spread in a 31-23 loss while the Golden Gophers got lucky in a 28-21 victory and no cover, laying 14.5 points.

Fresno State possesses a very well-balanced offense, led by senior quarterback, Jorge Reyna and a defense that ranked third nationally a season ago, allowing just 14.1 PPG.

Minnesota will have problems in the trenches in this matchup. To make matters worse, P.J. Fleck is no match for the coaching mind of Jeff Tedford.

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Look for the Bulldogs to exact some revenge from last year’s 21-14 loss to the Golden Gophers.

Fresno State is 16-5 ATS the last 21 games played at home, 8-1 ATS the last nine games played in the month of September, and 28-7-1 ATS the last 36 games played overall. FRESNO STATE

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