Golden Gophers Down Syracuse 17-10 - Match Report
The Golden Gophers were Week 4 winners on Saturday, coming out on top of the Orange by a score of 17-10 at TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesota was an underdog by 2.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 54.5.
Max Shortell completed 16 of 30 pass attempts for 231 yards for the Golden Gophers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Jerome Smith rushed for 52 yards for Syracuse, while Prince-Tyson Gulley added 48 yards. Ryan Nassib threw for 228 yards for the Orange, while receivers Alec Lemon and Jarrod West had 106 and 56 yards respectively.
Minnesota was outgained by Syracuse 350-337 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-20 by the Orange.
The time of possession battle favored Minnesota as their offense was on the field for 33:38, longer than the 26:22 of their opponents.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Iowa looking for another win. For Syracuse, they head home to face Pittsburgh.