This is Part II of a two-part series where we deep dive the Minnesota Gophers shortened 2020 football schedule. You can find Part I HERE.
*SPOILER ALERT*: I think Minnesota will be 4-0, entering the back-half of their schedule. That means wins at home vs Michigan and Iowa in weeks one and four. So let’s keep rowing along.
Game Five- vs Purdue
The PJ Fleck and Jeff Brohm rivalry continues when Purdue travels to Minneapolis on November 21. The Minnesota Gophers have won the last two matchups against the Boilermakers, beating them 41-10 back in 2018 (after the firing of then DC Robb Smith), before beating them 38-31 last year.
Purdue seems to always have a solid offense, and they return (WR) David Bell, who was a stud for them last year in his freshman campaign. They did lose a good tight end, Brycen Hopkins, but return a solid running back, in King Dorue.