Minnesota Collapses Against Bowling Green As Massive Favorite

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UNLV nearly shocked the nation with an upset win over Fresno State on Friday as a 30.5-point underdog. On Saturday, Bowling Green pulled off what the Mountain West affiliate couldn’t.

The Falcons pulled off the biggest upset of the college football season to date, beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers as 30.5-point underdogs. Bowling Green closed +2800 on the moneyline.

Minnesota had two shots late in the fourth to clinch the game-winning score, However, quarterback Tanner Morgan threw picks on the first play of both series.

Bowling Green’s been a punching bag in the MAC for years, but Scott Loeffler’s club’s found a spark the last few weeks.

The Falcons nearly took down South Alabama as 14-point underdogs in Week 2, then picked up their first victory of the season last Saturday in a 17-point whipping of Murray State.

Minnesota was vastly outplayed, behind an offense that couldn’t get anything going. Morgan finished the outing just 5-of-13 for 59 yards and the aforementioned two picks.

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Bowling Green’s win as a 30-point underdog is the largest upset between two FBS clubs since New Mexico beat Boise State in 2018 (+31).

Loeffler was 4-16 in his career at the post entering Saturday. The team didn’t win a single game last season.

Bowling Green will look to keep the momentum going in Week 4 when it travels to take on Kent State, which has one of the best offenses in the MAC.

Minnesota, meanwhile, will try to avoid a clear hangover spot when it jumps back into conference play with a road tilt at Purdue.

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