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Minnesota at Kansas

December 31, 2008
img5:30 PM Eastern
Premium Pick
5 units on Minnesota +8.5 (-110) (risk 5 to return 5)
Result:
LOSS

The Jayhawks had high hopes bringing back a lot of the key pieces from a 12-1 team a year ago. That team however never had to play Texas, Texas Tech or Oklahoma .So although they were a very good team, their schedule made that good team look better. This season they had to play all of those teams and went 0-3. They not only went 0-3, but they were out-scored by a count of 59-143. They simply weren't competitive. The Jayhawks' offense was very good early this season. The defense brought back eight players from a year ago and started strong the first half of the season as they allowed just 18 points per game in their first six. From that point on they couldn't stop anyone as all six of their remaining opponents outscored that 18 ppg average. The points allowed over the last six games were a discouraging 41 ppg! The Gophers had a big start going 7-1, but fell apart over the last month of the season and were a no-show in their season finale against Iowa dropping the game 55-0. Outside of that one horrible game, the Gophers were highly competitive against some of the better teams. They lost to Ohio State on the road by just 13 and on the road against Wisconsin by just three. It is hard to back a team laying more than a TD when they have given up 41 ppg in their last six games - such as the Jayhawks. There is some further evidence to back that up as the Jayhawks have gone 1-14 ATS after giving up 31 or more points in three-straight games. I'll take the Gophers and the bundle of points in this one.

FINAL
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Minnesota Golden Gophers
14
0
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7
21
Kansas Jayhawks img
14
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7
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42
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