Minnesota beat South Dakota state by 7, Fresno by 3 and Georgia state by 3. This was one of the most experienced teams in ncaa football. They started to gain confidence around mid season, but this team in the big east would have won 6 gamesMinnesota is ranked #13 in the advanced stats. I wouldn’t call them a mediocre team.
they also had an easy schedule, that’s why most stats people picked them to win the west.