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Iowa vs. Minnesota: How America is picking Floyd of Rosedale game

Some like the Gophers. Some like the Hawkeyes. Go figure.

Floyd of Rosedale. (The Gazette)
Floyd of Rosedale. (The Gazette)

On one side, we have a 9-0 team that scored 31 points at home against Penn State in a victory that is eighth in the College Football Playoff rankings.

On the other, we have a 6-3 team that scored 12 points at home against Penn State in a defeat that is 20th in the CFP rankings.

Naturally, the second team is a 3-point favorite over the first team.

So it is in the Minnesota-Iowa game. But what do America’s media mopes think? Click on the links to get their explanations.

Tom Fornelli, CBSsports.com: Minnesota, 27-20

Zac Al-Khatteb, The Sporting News: Minnesota, 27-23

SI.com: Five of the seven panelists pick Iowa to win

James Kratch, NJ.com: Minnesota to cover the 3 points

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Joseph Goodman, Al.com: Minnesota, 30-27

Matt Youmans, Vegas Stats & Information Network: Iowa to cover the 3

Yahoo Sports: Sam Cooper takes Minnesota +3, Nick Bromberg says Iowa -3

USA TODAY: Four of the six panelists pick Iowa to win

Josh Slagter, MLive.com: Minnesota, 27-23

Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Minnesota, 20-17

Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune: Iowa -3

J. Brady McCullough, Los Angeles Times: Minnesota, 28-20

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Detroit News: Three of the five panelists take Iowa and give the 3 points.

Dallas Morning News: Six of the nine panelists pick Iowa to win the game.

The Oregonian: Two of three panelists pick Iowa to win

The Daily Gopher: 10 out of 10 panelists pick the Gophers, and one says Iowa will score minus-22 points.

Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa, 27-24

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