How the Gophers Beat Purdue

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Minnesota eked out a big victory over the Boilermakers on Friday night, despite being down 22 players and three coaches due to COVID-19. Here’s how the Gophers beat Purdue: How the Gophers Beat Purdue Taking the Pressure Off of the Run Game While Mohamed Ibrahim scored his 11th, 12th, and 13th touchdowns of the season, […] READ MORE


Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman Opting Out

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The news of Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman opting out of the season was not a huge surprise. Bateman, who would have been a junior, will focus on preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft. With the uncertainty surrounding the season, I imagine he will not be the last draft-eligible player to do so. A tweet from head […] READ MORE


2020 Outback Bowl Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers will face the Auburn Tigers in the 2020 Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. Minnesota finished the season a surprising 10-2 (I had predicted 8-4), losing to Iowa and Wisconsin but upsetting then-#4 Penn State. Auburn has possibly the most respectable 9-3 record in history, with losses to #10 Florida in […] READ MORE


Takeaways From The Gophers’ 6-0 Start

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The last time Minnesota got off to this kind of start, Laurence Maroney and Marion Barber III were in the backfield. The Gophers are 6-0 for the first time in since 2003. Here’s what we’ve learned through six games: Clutchness: not a problem. Minnesota has scored late, prevented scoring late, and won in OT. The […] READ MORE


Minnesota Versus Purdue: What Went Right

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Minnesota Versus Purdue: Overview Minnesota versus Purdue has been a favorable matchup for Minnesota of late. This year was no exception, as they came away with their fourth victory in five seasons over the Boilermakers. The Gophers opened conference play with what was clearly their best effort to date; they led 38-17 after three quarters […] READ MORE


Minnesota versus Fresno State: What To Watch For

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The Golden Gophers are off to a 1-0 start after waxing New Mexico State 41-10. This weekend, it’s Minnesota versus Fresno State on Saturday evening. Here’s what to watch for: Offense The Rodney Smith show was in full effect against the Aggies. This weekend, I expect to see the younger running backs get more carries. (Ibrahim […] READ MORE


After Slow Start, Minnesota-New Mexico State Becomes Blowout

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Despite a 7-7 tie at the end of the first quarter, the Minnesota-New Mexico State contest was not a close one. The Aggies held a brief three-point lead early in the second quarter, but that was the end of good news for them. Minnesota scored four unanswered touchdowns and had a convincing 35-10 lead at […] READ MORE