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


How Wyoming Won the 2021 Potato Bowl

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It was a back-and-forth affair, but Wyoming came away with the 52-38 victory in the 2021 Potato Bowl. Here’s how they proved LWOS wrong: Levi Williams Played Strong We expected Kent State senior Dustin Crum to have a decided advantage over the Wyoming signal-caller, who took over as the starter midseason. While Crum threw four […] READ MORE


2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

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Nothing says Bowl Season like the 2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl! This year’s edition features MAC runner-up Kent State versus the Mountain West’s Wyoming on the blue turf in Boise. (Want to brush up on your Potato Bowl history? Here’s our coverage from 2020 and 2019). The Kent State Golden Flashes finished with a 7-6 […] READ MORE


Cade McConnell Signs With Gophers

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Three-star offensive lineman Cade McConnell has signed with Minnesota. The 6’5″, 300-pounder originally committed to TCU but changed his mind last month. TCU’s new coaching staff re-confirmed their interest with McConnell, but he tweeted his commitment to the Gophers on December 12. Other schools offering McConnell included Vanderbilt, Dartmouth, Iowa State, and Texas Tech. McConnell […] READ MORE


DL Anthony Smith Signs with Minnesota

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The latest addition to Minnesota’s 2022 draft class is defensive lineman Anthony Smith. 247Sports had this to say about him: “One of the more intriguing defensive line prospects headed to the Big Ten Conference is Anthony Smith, a Minnesota pledge from Shippensburg (Pa.) Area High School. A legitimate 6-foot-5-plus and around 280 pounds, Smith… who moves […] READ MORE


Trey Bixby to Join Golden Gophers

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Four-star defensive lineman Trey Bixby has signed with Minnesota. It’s been a long wait to put pen to paper for Bixby, who committed verbally in August 2020. Several schools offered him scholarships, including Penn State, Michigan State, and Arkansas. He’s the highest-ranking recruit in Minnesota’s 2022 class. Bixby suffered through an allergic condition called urticaria […] READ MORE


Jacob Knuth, QB, Signs With Minnesota

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Three-star quarterback Jacob Knuth has signed with the Golden Gophers. Knuth, of Harrisburg, SD (pop. not quite 6,000), is the top-ranked recruit in the state. He also had offers from Iowa, Kansas State, Army, and Air Force. Knuth committed verbally to Minnesota in February. As a senior at Harrisburg High School, Knuth threw for 2,401 […] READ MORE


Ryan Stapp, CB, Signs With Minnesota

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Cornerback Ryan Stapp, a transfer portal player from Abilene Christian, has signed with the Gophers. A sophomore with two years of eligibility remaining, Stapp was highly sought after when he entered his name into the portal. The College Station, TX native had received offers from Nebraska, Mississippi State, Washington State, Louisville, and Northwestern, in addition […] READ MORE