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Report: Minnesota missing 33 football players today

The Gophers will be severely shorthanded in Lincoln against Nebraska today

Quarterback Jack Plummer of the Purdue Boilermakers passes the ball under pressure from Thomas Rush #8 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the fourth quarter of the game at TCF Bank Stadium on November 20, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers defeated the Boilermakers 34-31. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Big Ten season won’t go quietly, as the Minnesota Golden Gophers are missing 33 players for their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers today in Lincoln, NE.

Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports says the Gophers will be extremely hamstrung at a few positions:

The line for this game opened at Nebraska -10, and it hasn’t really moved yet with this news. It’s still Huskers -10 as we write this at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Being down to four defensive tackles shouldn’t be so bad for UM because there’s usually only two on the field at most at a time, but an injury to the tight end position could lead to a lot of 10 personnel looks from P.J. Fleck and Tanner Morgan today.

We’ll keep an eye peeled if this line starts moving or anything else happens closer to kickoff, or if some of the names involved are released. But for now, proceed with caution on this game as a bettor today.