Found October 13, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS It what was an ugly game on both sides, the Minnesota Golden Gophers came out on the losing end, falling to visiting Northwestern 21-13 on Homecoming. The Gophers shot themselves in the foot with a pair of costly penalties and struggled to find consistency on offense. As a result, the Wildcats are bowl eligible at 6-1, while Minnesota is now 4-2 after winning its first four games of the season. Here are five things we learned from Saturday's game at TCF Bank Stadium.1. The Gophers' 4-0 start feels like ages ago.Minnesota seemed to be riding high after escaping its non-conference schedule with a perfect 4-0 record. The Gophers were just two wins from being bowl eligible before even beginning the Big Ten portion of their schedule.Then came a loss to Iowa two weeks ago, and questions arose as to whether it was a speed bump for Minnesota, or if the Gophers weren't as good as their early 4-0 record indicated. After Saturday's home loss, Minnesota has now lost...
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