How Minnesota Beat Purdue (Yes, You Read That Correctly)

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After an 0-3 start, the Purdue Boilermakers were off to the races. Even with a blip against Michigan State, the team was 5-4 and almost certain to become bowl eligible on Saturday. Then they ran into… the Golden Gophers? The freshman-heavy Golden Gophers, who lost big to Maryland, Nebraska, and Illinois this season? Yes, it […] 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


Four Takeaways From Minnesota’s Victory Over Oregon State

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The result of this game wasn’t a sure thing at halftime. The Gophers led by six points, but neither team had played particularly well. The Beavers certainly helped their visitors with second-half with penalties and miscues, including a fair catch at the two-yard line. (Fox commentator and former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich: “That’s why coaches […] READ MORE


Three Things To Look For: Minnesota at Oregon State

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A win is a win, but the Gophers have room for improvement after a 10-point victory against Buffalo in the opener. Although the defense was excellent, I was left with concerns about other areas of the game. Here are three things to look for as Minnesota faces Oregon State this weekend. Quarterback Play It appears […] READ MORE


The Holiday Bowl: What We Learned About Minnesota

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While the game was yawn-inducing at times, the National Funding Holiday Bowl did give us some insight into what the Gophers might look like in 2017. Here’s what we learned about Minnesota from the Holiday Bowl: 1. The Defensive Line and Linebacker Groups Are In Good Shape The Gophers were getting to Washington State quarterback […] READ MORE