Minnesota heads into Week 9 on the heels of a win over Iowa, the first for head coach Kirk Ferentz in that series. On the other side of the matchup, Michigan State enters the game on the heels of its disastrous showing in a rivalry loss vs. Michigan.

For this week’s matchup, the Golden Gophers will head into the game as a -8 favorite at home vs. the Spartans. Minnesota captured the most recent meeting (a 34-7 win in 2022) and should be primed for another win this week. Fans looking to get in on the weekend’s action can use our signature DraftKings Casino Michigan promo code to get started!

The two sides have 48 all-time meetings with Michigan State winning 30 of those games, but the Spartans and Gophers have met just twice since 2014. PJ Fleck is 1-1 against Michigan State with a loss in 2017 vs. Mark Dantonio added to his win against the Spartans in 2022.


ESPN BET is now live in 17 states

Use promo code SATURDAY to get your $250 bonus


Looking at the Week 9 matchup, points could be at an all-time premium. Michigan State enters the game averaging 18.9 points per game while Minnesota averages 20.3. The difference in this one could come down to the ground game where Minnesota averages 170.9 rushing yards per game to 107.9 for the Spartans.