2017 Pinstripe Bowl: A Tale of Two Halves

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The 2017 Pinstripe Bowl brought us another close football game in Yankee Stadium. In fact, the last time the Pinstripe Bowl was more than a one-possession game was 2013. Since this bowl began in 2010, the final margin of victory has only been more than 14 once (2012). This bowl just keeps on providing entertaining […] READ MORE


Hate Week: Will Floyd of Rosedale Return to the Twin Cities?

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A certain bronze pig is up for grabs this weekend. Is this the year the Gophers regain custody of Floyd of Rosedale? Minnesota Rebounding? The Gophers were able to get back to winning ways against Illinois… barely. A pick-6 by linebacker Jonathan Celestin ended up being the difference in the game. The biggest factor, aside […] READ MORE


Penn State Escaped an Upset Against Iowa

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First Road Test: Penn State vs Iowa The No. 4 Nittany Lions traveled to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday and barely escaped with a win. I was at a friend’s wedding in the middle of nowhere when Penn State narrowly escaped an upset against a stingy Iowa defense. I found a screen just in time to […] READ MORE


First Road Test for Penn State

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First Road Test: Penn State vs. Iowa The No. 4 Nittany Lions travel to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday to take on Iowa. This is the first road test for Penn State. Also, this is the first real test of the season, not just the first road test. The Nittany Lions take on the undefeated Iowa […] READ MORE


Floyd of Rosedale Remains With Hawkeyes

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So often in rivalry games, we see both teams rise up and play their best. Not so with Floyd of Rosedale on the line. This was, quite frankly, an ugly game for both teams. Neither quarterback threw a touchdown; each threw two interceptions. Iowa fumbled three times, Minnesota two. Both teams struggled to convert on third […] READ MORE


Floyd of Rosedale Trophy at Stake for 3-1 Minnesota Golden Gophers

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the Golden Gophers’ lack of discipline came back to bite them this weekend. Eight penalties for 83 yards means you’re putting yourself behind in down and distance far too often to win many games. The most egregious example of undisciplined play by the Gophers has been all over […] READ MORE