Posted December 29, 2012 on
Joe Yeager gives his breakdown of the Red Raiders victory against the Golden Gophers.
BEST OF MAXIM
Minnesota's Troy Stoudermire has broken the NCAA record for career kickoff return yards on the opening kickoff against Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Stoudermire returned the kickoff 26 yards to bring his career total to 3,530 yards. That surpassed the 3,517 yards Houston's Tyron Carrier amassed in a career that ended in 2011.
The senior had 1,083 return yards...
Who: Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-6) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5)
When: Saturday, December 28th, 9 PM EST
Line: Texas Tech by 13
Texas Tech is one of the biggest point spread favorites left in the bowl games. This is a difficult match-up for Minnesota because they simply haven't played a team that likes to throw the rock around...
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been here before.
They've steamrolled through cushy nonconference schedules to crack the AP Top 25 and raise some optimism for the season. Then the Big Ten comes along and roughs them up.
This year, they say they're different. Well, they're about to find out.
The 11th-ranked Gophers host No. 19 Michigan State in the Big Ten opener...