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


Gopher Football Is Back, Edges SDSU

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Gopher football is back! Minnesota eked out a less-than-pretty victory over South Dakota State in their opener Thursday night. The problems were mostly minor, but there were several of them. While next week’s opponent isn’t a Power Five school, they’re expected to be highly competitive in the Mountain West Conference. Here’s what Minnesota needs to […] READ MORE


Golden Gophers Post-Season Awards

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A season that was looking less-than-successful around Halloween finished with a positive bang. Despite losing arguably their best two players on each side of the ball to injury within the first month of the season, Minnesota won two of their last three games in blowout fashion to become bowl-eligible. They carried that momentum into the […] READ MORE


Gophers Take Quick Lane Bowl

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Paul Johnson’s Georgia Tech farewell contest did not go as planned as the Minnesota Golden Gophers stole the spotlight during their 34-10 victory over the Yellow Jackets. Gophers Take Quick Lane Bowl Not Even Close The Yellow Jackets entered this game favored to walk away with a win in the fifth annual Quick Lane Bowl. […] READ MORE


Paul Bunyan’s Axe Returns To Minnesota

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For the first time since 2003, and the first time on the road since 1994, the Golden Gophers have reclaimed Paul Bunyan’s Axe from rival Wisconsin. The seven-win Badgers were favored by 10.5 points, but apparently, no one told the Gophers. The youngest team in FBS jumped out to a 17-0 lead and never looked […] READ MORE


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


Golden Gophers Moving Forward Without Rodney Smith

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It’s the worst-case scenario come true for Minnesota as running back Rodney Smith is done for the season. Smith, one of just three seniors on the Gopher offense, was injured on his second carry against Fresno State. Fellow senior Shannon Brooks suffering a season-ending injury in the early spring means the Gophers are perilously thin […] READ MORE