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


Five Gophers Selected in the NFL Draft

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There were five Gophers selected in the NFL draft this weekend, a school record in the modern draft era. Two more were picked up as undrafted free agents. Clearly, the NFL is taking notice of the program in the P.J. Fleck Era. S Antoine Winfield, Jr. To The Buccaneers Most of the discussion surrounding Winfield […] READ MORE


Auburn Loses Outback Bowl 31-24

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The 2020 Outback Bowl offered a familiar situation for the Auburn Tigers. The Minnesota Golden Gophers were ranked, and the game came down to the very end. Just like many times in the regular season, the Tigers came up just short and Auburn lost the Outback Bowl 31-24. Minnesota was led by receiver Tyler Johnson […] 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


What Went Wrong For Minnesota

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The dream season isn’t over. The unbeaten streak is. What went wrong for Minnesota as they fell to No. 20 Iowa? I saw four major problems. First and foremost, the game was at Kinnick Stadium. That’s a tough place to play even when the Hawkeyes are bad, which at the moment they are not. Since […] 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



Minnesota-Rutgers, Or Movie Of The Week?

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Minnesota-Rutgers could not have been scripted any better. The Gophers’ 42-7 win means their unbeaten streak is now at nine games, and their 2019 record is 7-0. With Illinois’ upset of Wisconsin, Minnesota now sits alone atop the Big Ten West. We’ll get to the movie of the week part in a minute. It was […] 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