Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/3/12
MINNEAPOLIS For a moment, it looked as if Minnesota might have a chance to upset the visiting Michigan Wolverines at TCF Bank Stadium. But backup quarterback Devin Gardner, filling in for the injured Denard Robinson, gained momentum as the game went on and led Michigan to a 35-13 win over the Gophers to help the Wolverines maintain possession of the Little Brown Jug. Here are five things we learned in the Gophers' fourth Big Ten loss of the year.1. Missed opportunities killed the Gophers and any potential momentum. With Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson out, Minnesota's chances for a win increased. And after the Gophers took an early 7-0 lead, it appeared as if Minnesota was gaining some momentum. The Gophers defense forced Michigan to go three-and-out twice in its first three possessions. The other was an interception by safety Cedric Thompson.But the Gophers failed to capitalize on several opportunities, and it hurt them in the end. Of the first nine times Minnesota had the ...
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