3) They can struggle to pass the ball
Minnesota this season has struggled in moving the ball through the air. During the regular season, the Gophers used two quarterbacks primarily in Zack Annexstad and Tanner Morgan. Neither quarterback ended up completing 60% or more of their passes and combined, they threw for 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. In terms of yards per game, the Gophers average about 215 passing yards per game.
That being said, when Minnesota does pass the ball against the Yellow Jackets, they will certainly be targeting junior wide receiver, Tyler Johnson. Johnson this season had 10 touchdown receptions for 1,112-yards on 74 receptions. His 1,112-yards accounted for 43% of the Gophers receiving yards on the season.
Minnesota likely won’t light up the Yellow Jackets secondary on December 26th, but they do have a big play threat in Johnson that the Jackets need to be wary of when Annexstad or Morgan do drop back to pass.