2013 NCAA football picks are set to go here at Cappers Info, and we are ready to make our free football picks for all of the best games on the schedule. Check out the San Jose State vs. Minnesota picks and predictions for what should be a remarkable game on September 21st.
NCAA Football Picks: San Jose State Spartans @ Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Saturday, September 21st, 12:00 ET
Location: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Week 4 CFB Odds: Minnesota -4 (51)
San Jose State vs. Minnesota Live TV Coverage: ESPN2
QB David Fales and company are most certainly relatively sharp in this one, knowing that over 60% of the action is on Minnesota, yet the line is moving in the wrong direction. The Spartans are one of the teams that we think could surprise in the Mountain West this season, and they have already proven that by being able to stick around with the Stanford Cardinal early in the season. Fales has only thrown for 441 yards and three TDs, but he is going to have to opportunity here to do some good work against a Minnesota secondary that has a history of being shaky at times.
Here’s the kicker, though. QB Philip Nelson is likely not going to play for the Golden Gophers, which is why this number is starting to plummet. Most don’t realize just how much Nelson really means to this team, especially with a number of other players also on the shelf. QB Mitch Leidner is just a freshman, and though he does have some wheels to be able to get up the field if need be, we aren’t all that sure if he can really throw the football or not. We’re a bit worried about the early start time and the long road trip here for San Jose State, as we have seen many teams from the West Coast struggle early on in these early games (See: Stanford and UCLA last week), but this is still a game that we think that San Jose State is winning SU.
San Jose State vs. Minnesota Pick: San Jose State +4
San Jose State @ Minnesota Score Prediction: San Jose State 30 – Minnesota 20