Add this to the list of unlikely stories during the 2007 college football season. It might not rank with Stanford or Appalachian State but according to Jeff Sagarin's rankings, the North Dakota State Bison should be favored this weekend against Minnesota.
53 North Dakota State AA = 73.28
95 Minnesota A = 64.32
There is no actual spread on the game due to the different divisions (AA vs A), but you'll find most spread in the vicinity of these numbers. Add 3 pts to the home team's rating and there's your line. Of course, Vegas adds a few more point here and there due to injuries, etc, but that formula is a good starting point. Thus, the Bison could be considered favorites.
Besides the obvious question: What the hell was Minnesota thinking when firing Glen Mason, will you be picking the Bison on Saturday?