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NCAA Football Betting: NIU Huskies vs. MN Golden Gophers

The rivalry between the MAC and the Big 10 adds another NCAA football betting chapter Saturday when the NIU Huskies take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

After not having a losing season all decade, the Huskies struggled immensely in 2007, highlighted by an embarrassing 70-21 loss against rival Toledo in which NIL’ defense gave up 812 total yards.

Last season was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Minnesota after firing the consistently mediocre Glen Mason, but nobody expected a 1-11 season for the Golden Gophers with the only victory occurring in a triple overtime game against Miami (OH) where the Gophers couldn’t even cover the college football betting line as 8.5-point favorites.

Fortunately, for new HC Jerry Kill and the Huskies, 21 starters return from 2007 led by 2nd Team MAC RB Justin Anderson who carried the ball 274 times for 1245 yards and eight TDs last season.

Although the season was a disappointment for the Huskies, NCAA football betting fans who bet games to go under the ‘total’ loved them as an amazing nine of 11 games fell under the ‘total’ per the closing NCAA betting lines. With virtually everyone returning in 2008, the Huskies are a team to watch in the MAC.

After five straight bowl appearances, the Golden Gophers plummeted back down to Earth in ’07 under new HC Tim Brewster by going 0-8 in conference play. Minnesota was almost as woeful in games where the NCAA odds had them enlisted as favorites, going 0-3 ATS and 1-2 SU for college football betting fans.

There is reason for optimism in 2008 as freshman standout QB Adam Weber (3512 total yards and 29 total touchdowns in 2007) returns and will vehemently try to right the ship for the Golden Gophers in ‘08. With Week 1 action upon us, the only place to bet on college football for the upcoming games is at Sports-Gambling Sportsbook.

There you can find NCAA betting lines for this game where Minnesota is favored by eight-points with a ‘total’ of 59. Don’t be tardy to the party! Sign up today!