Ignas Brazdeikis. Simpson was once again the trigger of Michigan's attack as he dished out nine assists and did not commit a turnover in 26 minutes of play. Sophomore Jordan Poole was also an integral part of the Wolverines offense this afternoon, scoring nine points in the first half, dishing out seven assists and adding three steals. After a close first 12 minutes of the game, the Wolverines broke out on a run that included nine straight points to take its first double-digit lead,with remaining in the first half.
By: Matthew Kenerly September 5, Minnesota vs. A crucial game for both teams. Click here for more information.
The game can also be accessed on satellite radio, as well, through Sirius channel and XM channel In the lone previous meeting on September 8, , the Golden Gophers defeated the Bulldogs, , in Minneapolis. Three Keys to a Fresno State Victory 1.
Get pressure on Tanner Morgan. USC thrived early last week because J. Daniels, his quick release, and his skilled receivers got the better of a secondary that needed time to settle in. Creating more obvious passing situations, however, also means… 2.
Stop the run on early downs. Fleck clearly wanted to establish the run against the Jackrabbits, but the Gophers lost effectiveness on the ground with each subsequent down, averaging 4.
Fresno State, meanwhile, allowed an uncharacteristic 5. Get the running game going. If not for their two turnovers, the narrative after the game might have been very different. The designed runs that Reyna had saw some success, as did the occasional end-around to true freshman receiver Jalen Cropper, but the offensive line will need to win against a Gophers front that had just two tackles for loss against the Jackrabbits, no matter the mix of creativity and smashmouth.
Prediction Both Fresno State and Minnesota looked shaky in their respective openers, which means that both teams will be motivated to prove Week 1 was an aberration rather than a trend.
Combined with a shaky running game and a potentially erratic quarterback, it strikes me as the kind of game Fresno State might let slip away with one too many mistakes… again. Minnesota 27, Fresno State