U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > College Football
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-23-2015, 04:53 PM
 
4,668 posts, read 6,111,171 times
Reputation: 5829

Advertisements

I'm a B10 guy, and can't see how a lower/middle of the pack Minn. stays within 17 of a Tcu team that is bringing back a ton of starters, got screwed out of a playoff spot last year, and will (or at least are expected to be) playing to prove a point this year.

Minn. is at home, and is bringing back a decent amount of starters..

The line dropped from -18.5 to as far down as -14.

What am I not seeing?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-23-2015, 08:39 PM
 
2,057 posts, read 3,152,889 times
Reputation: 980
May be a key match-up issue for TCU. Sometimes that's the case when logic dictates that a team should be a 40-pt favorite, but isn't.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-24-2015, 05:30 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
13,247 posts, read 19,173,700 times
Reputation: 7005
I think Minnesota will put up much more of a fight this time around... but still, TCU should roll at the end.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2015, 03:29 PM
 
714 posts, read 499,228 times
Reputation: 1569
Did the over/under change too?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2015, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Limbo
6,475 posts, read 6,183,304 times
Reputation: 6239
Lower/middle of the pack compared to whom? I think Minnesota will have a more than respectable team this year. They are unlikely to beat TCU or even stay within 10, though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2015, 08:00 AM
 
465 posts, read 296,996 times
Reputation: 956
My Buckeyes play Minnesota often. Gophers notoriously play The Ohio State well on Gopher turf. TCU better be awake for this team.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2015, 09:07 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
13,247 posts, read 19,173,700 times
Reputation: 7005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Where2now22 View Post
My Buckeyes play Minnesota often. Gophers notoriously play The Ohio State well on Gopher turf. TCU better be awake for this team.
I'm pretty sure the Frogs will be fine...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-27-2015, 09:58 AM
 
4,022 posts, read 1,851,412 times
Reputation: 3950
I think the Gophers are underrated for sure.

TCU won by 23 last season in Ft. Worth, but I'd expect a tougher game for the Frogs in St.Paul.

Tough to gauge the first game of a season but 14.5 seems about right.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2015, 12:42 PM
 
29 posts, read 55,119 times
Reputation: 54
At least this will be a good early season test for MN to see what they might have for 2015. A couple of points come to mind:

1. This is a Thursday night game and MN classes don't start until the following Tuesday so many of the students will not be on the campus yet.

2. TCU has incredible team speed. I think that is going to become obvious at some point during the game. Herein is the point spread / depending on how MN can match up to that speed at different position.

3. MN has worked on and will be implementing a more up-tempo offense this year. They recognize the need for more passing so that has been a point of emphasis. With one exception, most of their receivers don't have a great deal of experience. Because of this and their QB, most of the added passing will be short yardage; higher percentage type passing routes.

It will be interesting to see if they have the kinks worked out of their offense by opening night. I would expect a few illegal motion type penalties and a busted play or two, which will be a bit unusual in the fundamentally solid MN program.

4. TCU on the other hand, is returning 10 offensive starters and they have proven that they can run up the score on good teams without even trying.

5. MN will have a good defense, and is suppose to have an outstanding secondary defense, so it will be especially interesting to watch those match ups when the ball is up in the air.

At the end of the day, I doubt that MN can put enough points on the board. (Last year they only scored 7 points at TCU.) Since TCU will get their points, I think MN will have to come up with about 28 points to have a shot. If MN can do that it could be an exiting game and I look forward to seeing how this one plays out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-31-2015, 05:55 AM
 
35,324 posts, read 25,158,624 times
Reputation: 32409
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dport7674 View Post

What am I not seeing?

That lines aren't made based on what Vegas thinks will happen. They're set to get action on both sides of the line.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > College Football
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top