ESPN's FPI predicts outcome of Nebraska-Minnesota showdown
Nebraska and Minnesota enter a Week 7 showdown with both sides hungry for some positive results.
For the Gophers, P.J. Fleck’s squad is 3-2 on the year but with a number of lackluster showings to open the year. That includes losing to Bowling Green in a miserable fashion.
To make matters worse, Fleck has confirmed that Minnesota RB Trey Potts will miss the remainder of the season after an injury vs. Purdue. That means the Gophers are now on their third option at running back after losing Mo Ibrahim in the opener.
For the Huskers, Scott Frost’s team continues to deal with close losses throughout 2021. Week 6’s late turnover against No. 9 Michigan proved to be the difference as Nebraska fell to 0-3 vs. ranked opponents this year.
Entering Week 7, ESPN’s FPI has updated the odds for this week’s game, and Nebraska is favored, though not overwhelmingly. According to the FPI, Nebraska is given a 59.8% chance of beating Minnesota and get to 4-3.
Since taking over for the Gophers heading into 2017, Fleck is 3-1 against Nebraska. That includes a 24-17 Minnesota win in 2020.
Who comes out on top this time around? Saturday’s kickoff is set for 12 pm EST on ESPN2.