Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 9/21/12
MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota football team will play its only night home game of the season when it faces Syracuse at 7 p.m. Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers enter the game with a 3-0 record following a win last weekend against Western Michigan. The Orange, meanwhile, come to Dinkytown on the heels of their first win of the year, a 28-17 victory over Stony Brook. Prior to that, Syracuse lost a 42-41 shootout against Northwestern and fell 42-29 to then-No. 2 USC. Five things to watch as Minnesota attempts to start 4-0 for the first time in four years: 1. Will sophomore quarterback Max Shortell's second career start go better than his first? Shortell will start Saturday in place of the injured MarQueis Gray, who suffered a high ankle sprain in last weekend's win against Western Michigan. Shortell started one game last season as a true freshman when Gray was out, but the Gophers were routed, 58-0, on the road by Michigan. Shortell finished that game 11-for-22 for...
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