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


Big Day For Mohamed Ibrahim

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It was a big day for Mohamed Ibrahim, as the Golden Gophers got into the win column due largely to his seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth touchdowns of the year. (Keep in mind, the Big Ten teams have only played three games). The Illini had no answer for the junior running back, who carried 30 […] READ MORE


Minnesota Facing a Depleted Illinois Team

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The Gophers have a chance to get into the win column this weekend, with Minnesota facing a depleted Illinois team. Illini quarterback Brandon Peters is out until at least the November 21 game after a positive COVID test. Tight end Griffin Moore is in the same situation. A total of 14 players missed the Purdue […] READ MORE


What Went Wrong For Minnesota

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What went wrong for Minnesota? In what most, myself included, expected to be a competitive game, Michigan thumped the Gophers 49-24. The problems were numerous, but these were the main ones: Health The Gophers were missing their usual placekicker, kickoff specialist, and punter, along with two starting offensive linemen. No reason was given, so the […] READ MORE


Gophers Resume Play: What to Expect

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After the longest offseason ever, the Gophers resume play at last! But with player turnover and a new offensive coordinator, what will the team look like in 2020? What to Expect When the Gophers Resume Play Quarterback Obviously, Tanner Morgan will be the starter. Cole Kramer, Jacob Clark, and Zach Annexstad are all on the […] READ MORE


Minnesota Wins the Outback Bowl

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The new year is off to a good start for Gopher fans as Minnesota wins the Outback Bowl. Their 31-24 victory over Auburn gives the team their first 11-win season since 1904. Missed my pre-game article? You can read it here. If you’d prefer the Auburn perspective, we have you covered too. The Gophers got […] 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


How Unbeaten Minnesota Got This Far

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The Gophers’ first real test of the season came on Saturday against #4 Penn State. They aced it. With three games remaining, let’s take a look back at how unbeaten Minnesota got to this point. How Unbeaten Minnesota Got This Far Offense Quarterback Tanner Morgan has seemingly improved every week. In his last five games, […] 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 Beats Georgia Southern In A Nailbiter

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Minnesota Beats Georgia Southern, But… Minnesota beats Georgia Southern, but once again the game went down to the wire. For the third time this season, fans are wondering whether to be impressed with the clutch late-game play of the Gophers, or horrified that it was even necessary. How concerned should fans be? Offense A week […] READ MORE