Representing the Big 10, No. 18 Minnesota Gophers (10-2) travel out of the cold to take on Southeastern Conference delegate No. 12 Auburn Tigers (9-3) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, in the Outback Bowl.
Minnesota, a resurgent program under head coach P.J. Fleck, is searching for a signature winone that would define the program to the nation and recruiting bases they desire. Quarterback Tanner Morgan (191-289, 2,975 yards, 28 touchdowns, 6 interceptions) has been better than steady, especially when he can consistently get the ball to playmaker Rashod Bateman (57 catches, 1,170 yards, 11 touchdowns).
The Gopher defense is stout and actually ranks higher than Auburn in total defense: 14th and 19th, respectively. Auburn, though, has probably the single-best player in the game in defensive tackle Derrick Brown, who will likely be picked in the top five during the 2020 NFL draft.
Digging into the defensive stats, offenses are converting just 30% of third-down conversions on Auburn, besting the Gophers’ 38%. Converting a few of these would put Minnesota in position to overcome the slight depth and size deficit.
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