Found September 07, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
For the second year in a row, Jerry Kill's Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-0 to start the season. Minnesota's second win came Saturday in a 44-21 road victory over New Mexico State. The Gophers scored first and never let the Aggies get close the rest of the way as they earned the road win. Here are five things we learned in Minnesota's lopsided victory over New Mexico State in Las Cruces. 1. No Donnell Kirkwood, no problem Kirkwood was banged up in Minnesota's season opener last week and did not play Saturday against New Mexico State. That didn't matter for the Gophers, though, as they had two viable options in the backfield to pick up the slack. True sophomore Rodrick Williams Jr. got the start in Kirkwood's place, and he had a career day. Williams carried the ball 16 times for 148 yards -- an impressive average of 9.3 yards per carry -- and also scored a touchdown. His longest run of the game came early in the second half when he bounced to the outside an...

Gophers report card: Rushing identity established

Minnesota is now 2-0 to start the 2013 season after a convincing 44-21 victory Saturday over New Mexico State. The Gophers passed their first road test and now return home to face Western Illinois at TCF Bank Stadium. Here's a look at the report card from Minnesota's big road win. Running offense: ADespite starting running back Donnell Kirkwood not playing, Minnesota'...

Five things: Who will run the ball for Gophers vs. Aggies?

The University of Minnesota football team hits the road for the first time in 2013, and it does so on the heels of a 51-23 rout of UNLV in the season opener last Thursday. Now the Gophers will face New Mexico State, a team that beat Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium back in 2011. Revenge will surely be on the Gophers' minds as they attempt to begin the year with a perfect 2-0 mark...
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