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Pioneer Press Big Ten football picks: Week 1

Aug 28, 2019 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

Gophers beat reporter Andy Greder picks this week's games:

Thursday SOUTH DAKOTA STATE at MINNESOTA, 8 p.m.  This isn't 2009 when the Jackrabbits' upset bid scared the Gophers. While the FCS program receives high praise at that level, the Gophers show how far they've come in a decade. Minnesota, 38-18

Friday TULSA at No. 18 MICHIGAN STATE, 6 p.m. The Spartans' switch in offensive coordinators was necessary after ranked 96th in the nation in scoring last season. We won't see if that...