According to Phil Steele of Phil Steele's College Football Preview, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are a major statistical anomaly.
Here is Steele's tweet:
Since 1992 (21 yrs) only TWICE has a team pulled 3 straight upsets as a TD plus underdog. Arizona in 2006 and Minnesota the last 3 weeks!— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) November 6, 2013
The Gophers started with a 20-17 victory at Northwestern as a 12.5-point dog on Oct. 19.
Next, the Gophers defeated Nebraska 34-23 as 10.5-point home dogs.
Finally, last week, the Gophers defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 42-39 as 7.5-point road dogs.
The Gophers host the Penn State Nittany Lions this weekend and are 1.5-point home faves.