Point Spread: 28.00 | -110.00 Colorado (Away)
Minnesota is 2-0 SU and ATS, while Colorado is 0-2 SU and ATS.
Colorado has lost by a combined score of 79-23 to TCU and Air Force so far, while Minnesota has won by a combined score of 100-10.
The bottom line is that I believe there's been some major overreaction here and this line is "out of whack."
Colorado plays with revenge here after a 30-0 loss to Minnesota last season as a 2.5-point favorite.
The Buffs are still trying to figure things out. They'll be using a combination of JT Shrout under center (who has a big arm), and Brendon Lewis, who is better when the pocket breaks down. It's a work in progress, but I still say this line is much too large.
Minnesota has the nation's second ranked rushing attack, led by Mohamed Ibrahim. QB Tanner Morgan has completed 73 percent of his passes.
The Golden Gophers are also stacked defensively, allowing just one third down conversion in 13 attempts last weekend.
But I don't expect the Gophers to keep the foot on the gas from start to finish.
Minnesota's ex offensive coordinator Mike Sanford Jr. was hired by Colorado in the off-season and so far his offense hasn't done anything.
This is a huge early game for Colorado, while all signs point to Minnesota coming in a little complacent.
Look for COLORADO to comfortably sneak in through the back door as the game comes down the stretch.
Good luck, NP