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Leidner leads Gophers to 42-20 win over Easter Illinois in opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night. Leidner finished 9 for 17 with 144 yards, David Cobb carried 14 times for 78 yards and the defense delivered a punishing performance to overwhelm the Panthers, a perennial FCS power facing the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night. Leidner finished 9 for 17 with 144 yards, David Cobb carried 14 times for 78 yards and the defense delivered a punishing performance to overwhelm the Panthers, a perennial FCS power facing the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers positional preview: Wide receivers

  This is the third in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. Today's position: Wide receivers Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Donovahn Jones (sophomore), Drew Wolitarsky (sophomore), KJ Maye (junior) Key backups: Isaac Fruechte (redshirt senior), Eric Carter (redshirt freshman) The breakdown: Minnesota...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers' passing game will feature new faces in new roles

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the 2013 football season started, the Gophers were hoping wide receivers Derrick Engel and Isaac Fruechte would emerge as go-to targets for quarterback Philip Nelson. One year later, the landscape of Minnesota's aerial attack has completely changed. Engel graduated after suffering a torn ACL during his senior year. Fruechte will be a redshirt senior in 2014...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers freshmen receivers Donovahn Jones, Drew Wolitarsky making strides

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers freshman Donovahn Jones didn't just have to learn a new playbook this fall -- he had to learn an entirely new position. Minnesota recruited Jones as a quarterback and intended to keep the Georgia native there. But the Gophers had a need for wide receivers, and Jones' athleticism lent itself well to a possible position change. So after talking about...
Via Fox Sports North
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyler Mason's Nov. 13 Gophers mailbag

The University of Minnesota footballteam is sitting at 8-2 on the season as the Gophers enter their second bye weekof the year. While the off week will help Minnesota get healthy, the Gopherswould perhaps rather keep playing to keep their momentum going. At any rate,Minnesota now has two weeks to prepare for its game against rival Wisconsinlast weekend following Saturday's 24...
Via Fox Sports North
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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