More Records in Sight for Ibrahim?

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Mohamed Ibrahim scored on Minnesota’s opening drive in the blowout of Michigan State, and now holds the school record for career rushing touchdowns with 41, besting Darrell Thompson (’86-’89). Are there more records in sight for Ibrahim? Here are some that could be within reach of the sixth-year senior: Minnesota Single-Game Touchdowns (4) Ibrahim is […] READ MORE


Balance is Key as Minnesota Visits Michigan State

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The concept of “balance” that P.J. Fleck talked about at Big Ten Media Days will be key as Minnesota visits Michigan State on Saturday. Fleck talked about how balance isn’t just keeping your run/pass ratio close to 50-50, it’s about being able to do what you need to do to win any particular game. Sometimes […] READ MORE


Pleasant Surprises For Minnesota Through Two Weeks

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While a 2-0 start for the Gophers was fairly predictable, the extent to which they’ve dominated opponents was less so. (Especially after the Bowling Green debacle last year). Certain position groups lost major contributors, but so far have performed quite well. Among the standouts are several members of the December 2019 signing class. Here are […] READ MORE


Four Gophers to Watch vs. WIU

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Four Gophers to Watch vs. WIU It’s likely to be another lopsided game for Minnesota, against Western Illinois, but here are four Gophers to keep an eye on (at least in the first half, which may be all they play): QB Tanner Morgan The Gophers leaned heavily on the run (297 yards, five touchdowns) against […] READ MORE


O-Line Shines For Gophers

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O-Line Shines For Gophers in Opener It’s not every day a team replaces four of its starters on the offensive line without missing a beat, but that’s exactly what Minnesota did. Sixth-year center John-Michael Schmitz anchored a rebuilt group in the dominant 38-0 win over New Mexico State. Aireonte Ersery appears to have locked up […] READ MORE


Minnesota Media Day Recap

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Head coach P.J. Fleck spoke and took questions for about fifteen minutes Tuesday in Indianapolis. Here’s a quick Minnesota Media Day Recap. The “Encore Four” Fleck started by mentioning the four Gopher players present at Big Ten Media Days: quarterback Tanner Morgan, offensive lineman John-Michael Schmitz, linebacker Mariano Sori-Marin, and safety Tyler Nubin. Morgan and […] READ MORE


Four Gophers Selected in the NFL Draft

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There were four Gophers selected in the NFL Draft this weekend. That marks the fifth time this century that at least four Minnesota players were taken. Boye Mafe, Round 2, Seattle Seahawks Seattle took Mafe, a defensive end, with the eighth pick of the second round and 40th overall. Here’s what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll […] READ MORE


Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Five Takeaways

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Minnesota won with their smothering defense, but what did we learn? Here are LWOS’s five takeways from the Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Field Conditions Were Simply Not Good Enough Was it really absolutely crucial to have fireworks and skydivers pre-game, when it meant having the roof open in heavy rain? Whether that was the primary cause […] READ MORE


Guaranteed Rate Bowl Preview

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Bowl Week continues as Minnesota takes on West Virginia. Here’s your Guaranteed Rate Bowl preview: Minnesota: 8-4, 2nd in the Big Ten West West Virginia: 6-6, 5th in the Big 12   When West Virginia Runs: The Mountaineers’ run game took a huge hit when Leddie Brown announced that he would be skipping the bowl […] READ MORE


Beanie Bishop Heading to Minnesota

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Western Kentucky defensive back Beanie Bishop is transferring to Minnesota. Tulane, Miami (OH), and Old Dominion are among other schools that expressed interest in his services. The 5’10”, 175-pound Louisville native announced his commitment to Minnesota via Twitter on December 23. (Merry Christmas, Gopher fans!) Bishop is the second defensive back that P.J. Fleck and […] READ MORE