• Saturday, October 24, 2020


Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck has brought his 'Row the Boat' mantra from Western Michigan to Minnesota, and boy is it working. Fleck took over at Western back in 2013. He was an UGLIFIED 1-11 in his first season, then 8-5, 8-5 and 13-1 in his last year. Then he came to Minneapolis to take over as the head Coxswain, that's a rowing term, just Google it, in 2017. The first season in Minny was a bit ugly at 5-7, then it was 7-6 and all the way up to 11-2 last year, with a gorgeous win over Auburn in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.

Heading into his fourth season, there are three other names to know. One is the quarterback, Tanner Morgan. If you're not familiar, Tanner was ALL THAT last season, completing 66% of his passes for 3,253 yards with 30 TDs and just 7 INTs. The other name is Mike Sanford Jr. Why talk about Junior? Last year, he was the offensive coordinator at Utah State, and coached a kid named Jordan Love. If you don't remember the name, just ask Aaron Rodgers. The Packers selected Love with their first round pick (#10) after a phenomenal career up in Logan.

The third name is WR Rashod Bateman, who WILL be playing the NFL next season. Also note that the Golden Gophers have all five starters back along the offensive line to protect Morgan, and a stud at RB in Mohamed Ibrahim.

Not only are these Gophers Golden at +3.5, but they'll certainly fatten up your wallet.

And if you're looking for a sweet double digit underdog, try UNLV +14 points against San Diego State. Why? The Rebels will be flying all over the field with new head coach Marcus Arroyo taking over in Vegas. Arroyo spent the last three years up in Eugene, the last two as the offensive coordinator for the Ducks. This game is NOT at San Diego State's home stadium, but rather at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, basically a neutral site. Gimme some Vegas at plus 14 points over the Aztecs for the money baby!!!