Nebraska Opens as Touchdown Favorite Over Minnesota
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Nebraska Opens as Touchdown Favorite Over Minnesota

October 14, 2018

Nebraska (0-6, 0-4 Big Ten) opened as a 7-point favorite over Minnesota on Sunday, but six minutes later the line was down to -6. The Huskers have not been favored in a matchup since Troy. It is also the first Big Ten matchup Nebraska has been favored in this season.

Minnesota is currently 3-3 on this season. All three of the Gophers' losses have come in Big Ten play, most recently to Ohio State, 30-14. Prior to that, Minnesota lost 42-13 to Maryland and 48-31 to Iowa. The three wins were to nonconference foes: New Mexico State (48-10), Fresno State (21-14) and Miami (Ohio) (26-3).

Nebraska comes into the matchup after a 34-31 overtime loss to Northwestern looking to snap a ten-game losing streak. The Huskers currently hold a 4-3 lead in the series since joining the Big Ten in 2011. Nebraska's most recent matcup with Minnesota was a 54-21 loss on Nov. 11, 2017.

The Huskers and Gophers have a long history that extends beyond the Big Ten. The two met for the first time in 1900. Minnesota currently holds a 32-24-2 edge in the all-time series.

Saturday's matchup is set for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

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