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Big Ten Breakdown: Minnesota Golden Gophers Full Preview

Jerry Kill has been with the Minnesota Golden Gophers for three full seasons, and the program has had an improved record every year he's been there. In 2011, Minnesota went 3-9, followed by 6-7 in 2012, and last year, the Golden Gophers broke through with an impressive 8-5 season. This mirrors Kill's three-year record at Northern Illinois when the team went from six wins...
Via Football Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers season preview

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have improved in each of head coach Jerry Kill’s first three seasons, and managed to reach the Texas Bowl in 2013. Kill’s health has been a concern for Gophers fans after several sideline epileptic seizures, however the coach maintains that he is good to go for 2014. Philip Nelson was the main play caller for Minnesota in 2013, but decided to transfer...
Via College Football Universe
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Grading the season

The season has been over for a few weeks and after a lot of analysis I would give the season a B-. Many factors go into this grade, here are the most important ones: 1. .500 conference record The Gophers were projected to be at the bottom of the Big 10 this season record wise and this was quite the shock. Beating a team like Nebraska certainly gives this conference record for the...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Offense lacking in bowl loss

With a bowl victory in their sights, the Minnesota Golden Gophers saw the Texas Bowl slip away in the final minutes as Syracuse escaped with a 21-17 victory in Houston. Neither team found much of a rhythm in the first half, and it wasn't until the fourth quarter that the Gophers found the end zone. The loss marks the second time in as many years that Minnesota ended its season...
Via Fox Sports North
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Bowl Preview: Syracuse vs. Minnesota

Texas Bowl  Syracuse Orange(6-6) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers(8-4), 12/27 6pm ET ESPN, Line Gophers (-4) With a win against the Syracuse Orange in the Texas Bowl the Minnesota Golden Gophers will win nine games for just the second time in 108 years. 108 years. That makes a year like this one for the Golden Gophers one for the ages. It truly has been a very emotional journey for...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

B1G Bowl Pickem: Minnesota Golden Gophers Look To Cap Off Breakout Season

Big Ten bowl season kicks off tonight with the Texas Bowl. The Minnesota Golden Gophers will take on the Syracuse Orange in what should be one of the more exciting games so far during the bowl season. Let’s see how some of our writers see it shaking out; including what player could have the biggest impact on the game. Dane Marvin Jerry Kill’s Gophers do not back down from a fight...
Via Know It All Football
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Predictions for Syracuse vs. Minnesota in the Texas Bowl

via Nunes Magician Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Today is a day Orange Nation may not have expected. Syracuse plays Minnesota in the Texas Bowl in Houston at 6:00 p.m. EST, and it comes as a little bit of a surprise. Entering this season, there were many new things: a new coaching staff, new quarterback, new conference. After the loss to Northwestern...
Via Orange Fizz
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Bowl preview: Gophers vs. Syracuse

If Minnesota has bitter memories of last year's Texas Bowl that ended hopes of a winning season, it will have a chance for redemption in the very same game. Syracuse, meanwhile, has an opportunity to show the Golden Gophers that it is a much-improved team than the one which lost to them a season ago. Both teams are known for solid rushing attacks as they get ready for their matchup...
Via Fox Sports North
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Must-Knows for Syracuse vs. Minnesota in the Texas Bowl

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news   Syracuse goes for its third bowl win in just four years. We’ve certainly come along way since hearing about 1-win seasons. It might not be the prettiest and flashiest bowl game this holiday season, but the Gophers and the Orange will be battling it out, ground-and-pound style. Between filling your plate with ham and...
Via Orange Fizz
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Bowl breakdown: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

Minnesota vs. Syracuse Friday, Dec. 27, 6 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Neither Syracuse nor Minnesota averaged more than 200 yards passing this season, a deflating, almost baffling stat in today's pass-heavy age of college football. So, there's little motivation in tabbing either Orange sophomore Terrel Hunt (1,450 yards passing, 15 total TDs) or Gophers sophomore Philip Nelson...
Via Fox Sports South
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Bowl breakdown: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

Minnesota vs. Syracuse Friday, Dec. 27, 6 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Neither Syracuse nor Minnesota averaged more than 200 yards passing this season, a deflating, almost baffling stat in today's pass-heavy age of college football. So, there's little motivation in tabbing either Orange sophomore Terrel Hunt (1,450 yards passing, 15 total TDs) or Gophers sophomore Philip Nelson...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse-Minnesota Preview

If Minnesota has bitter memories of last year's Texas Bowl that ended hopes of a winning season, it will have a chance for redemption in the very same game. Syracuse, meanwhile, has an opportunity to show the Golden Gophers that it is a much-improved team than the one which lost to them a season ago. Both teams are known for solid rushing attacks as they get ready for this...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

B1G Bowl Watch: Ranking The Conference’s Postseason Matchups

The regular season is over and the bowls are set. The only thing left to do is go into couch potato mode for two and a half weeks in December and January and take it all in. But not all bowls are create equal – based both on who is playing in them and overall significance. Here is how I rank the Big Ten bowls this season in terms of sheer watchability. 7. The Buffalo Wild Wings...
Via Know It All Football
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mich State, Minnesota hope to finish regular season in style

It was the type of question many coaches wouldn't want to answer. Michigan State will play in the Big Ten title game Dec. 7 and can earn a trip to the Rose Bowl with a win. But what if the Spartans lose that game? What do they need to do to put themselves in position for an at-large bid to a BCS bowl? "You have to think about those things," Michigan State coach Mark...
Via Fox Sports North
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mich St hopes to finish regular season in style

It was the type of question many coaches wouldn't want to answer. Michigan State will play in the Big Ten title game Dec. 7 and can earn a trip to the Rose Bowl with a win. But what if the Spartans lose that game? What do they need to do to put themselves in position for an at-large bid to a BCS bowl? ''You have to think about those things,'' Michigan State...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Spartan Sideline: Michigan State vs. Minnesota Preview and Prediction

The Michigan State Spartans’ dominating performance against Northwestern secured them a spot in the Big Ten Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The regular season isn’t over yet, however, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers would love nothing more than to add a loss to the Spartans’ ledger. With possible BCS implications looming, the Spartans need a big victory...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State-Minnesota preview

EAST LANSING, MICH. -- The Michigan State Spartans were able to beat Minnesota last season to get to a bowl game. Now they need to beat them again to reach a possible BCS game. Based upon the numbers, Michigan State should not have any problem beating Minnesota this Saturday at Spartan Stadium. The Golden Gophers (8-3, 4-3 Big Ten) might have to resort to hoping that the Spartans...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State-Minnesota preview

EAST LANSING, MICH. -- The Michigan State Spartans were able to beat Minnesota last season to get to a bowl game. Now they need to beat them again to reach a possible BCS game. Based upon the numbers, Michigan State should not have any problem beating Minnesota this Saturday at Spartan Stadium. The Golden Gophers (8-3, 4-3 Big Ten) might have to resort to hoping that the Spartans...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

MadTown Badgers: Nine-Point Play(ers) for Week 13

MadTown Badgers: Nine-Point Play(ers) for Week 13 Minneapolis? More like MINNEAP-LOL-IS. This week, I am choosing to feature the Golden Gophers’ offensive line because they think they can pull a page out of the late 90’s Wisconsin teams’ books and pound the opposing defensive line into submission on their way to victory. That’s all fine and dandy, and it may even...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota beats PSU 24-10 for 4th straight win

David Cobb carried 27 times for 139 yards and a touchdown, and Minnesota held Penn State scoreless over the final 33-plus minutes to grind out a 24-10 victory on Saturday, the fourth in a row for the Golden Gophers. Philip Nelson had 186 yards and a score on 15-for-24 passing, plus one touchdown and 40 yards on the ground for Minnesota (8-2, 4-2), which has won four straight Big...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota beats PSU 24-10 for fourth straight win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- David Cobb carried 27 times for 139 yards and a touchdown, and Minnesota held Penn State scoreless over the final 33-plus minutes to grind out a 24-10 victory on Saturday, the fourth in a row for the Golden Gophers. Philip Nelson had 186 yards and a score on 15-for-24 passing, plus one touchdown and 40 yards on the ground for Minnesota (8-2, 4-2), which has won...
Via Fox Sports North
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Manhandles Nebraska 34-23

In a game where The Nebraska Cornhuskers were ten point favorites, The Minnesota Golden Gophers powered their way through the number 24 team in the nation with a 34-23 victory. The Gophers slashed the Cornhusker defense racking up 271 yards on the ground. The rushing attack was led by junior running back David Cobb who finished the day with 138 yards on 31 carries. ...
Via The B1g Time
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

5 things: Gophers open Big Ten play against Hawkeyes

MINNEAPOLIS -- Big Ten play is finally here for Jerry Kill and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Kill's team opens conference play against one of its biggest rivals as the Iowa Hawkeyes come to TCF Bank Stadium for the Big Ten opener. Minnesota is off to a 4-0 start while Iowa suffered a loss to Northern Illinois and went 3-1 in non-conference play. A pig is at stake when these rivals...
Via Fox Sports North
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

5 things: Gophers open Big Ten play against Hawkeyes

MINNEAPOLIS -- Big Ten play is finally here for Jerry Kill and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Kill's team opens conference play against one of its biggest rivals as the Iowa Hawkeyes come to TCF Bank Stadium for the Big Ten opener. Minnesota is off to a 4-0 start while Iowa suffered a loss to Northern Illinois and went 3-1 in non-conference play. A pig is at stake when these rivals...
Via Fox Sports North
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring game leaves unanswered questions

MINNEAPOLIS What do we know about the Golden Gophers football team at this point? Did Saturday's spring game give us any glimpse into what Minnesota might look like this fall? Not really. I left TCF Bank Stadium after the game feeling more confused than anything. The Gophers played two 25-minute halves with a running clock. But when the second half was over, they added 10 more...
Via Fox Sports North
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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