Kick off time from UNLV is scheduled for 11PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS College Sports.
MINNESOTA VS UNLV
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The betting odds from this week one non-conference NCAA college football game opened with the road team Minnesota Golden Gophers favored by -8 ½ points with an over under of 50 points.
Early money from the betting public has shown on the side of the road team as the Minnesota Golden Gophers have been bet up to a -9 point favorite. The total has moved down to 49 ½ points.
Minnesota Golden Gophers money line bettors will lay -330 odds with the home underdog UNLV Rebels bringing back +270 odds to post the upset win with no need for taking the points.
Head coach Jerry Kill enters his second season with the Minnesota Golden Gophers program. They had a miserable 3-9 record in 2011 and missed a bowl game for the second consecutive season. Six players are back on offense and six to his defense in the 2012 campaign.
Senior quarterback MarQueis Gray returns for the Golden Gophers. He threw for just 50.7% accuracy with 1495 yards and eight touchdowns with eight interceptions. Gray also led Minnesota on the ground with 1090 yards.
They lose their top back from the backfield this season but look to two junior college transfers for help this year. Two of their top three receivers return in 2012.
UNLV head coach Bobby Hauk is back for his third season with the program Hauk has a career mark of 4-21 with the Rebels football program. Returning in 2012 will be seven starters on offense and five to the defensive corps. UNLV last made a bowl game in 2000.
Freshman redshirt quarterback Nick Sherry will get the start for the Rebels on Thursday night. Caleb Henning returns for his junior campaign and passed for 10004 yards with eight touchdowns and six picks last season.
The Rebels top running back Tim Cornett is back for this junior season with UNLV. Cornett rushed for 691 yards with seven touchdowns and 5.6 yards from scrimmage average last year. UNLV loses their top three passing targets from 2011.
CFB Trend: Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-0 ATS in their past five games.
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