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Minnesota Football Preview: Staff Predictions

We've survived a full week of Gophers football talk. I know... How did you do it. The secret: START DRINKING HEAVILY and not stopping.... (no we don't encourage such boorish behavior, but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do to get through week's like this, right?) O.K., so talking Gophers football wasn't really that bad.  In fact it was rather enlightening...
Via The B1g Time
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers seem to be on correct path

Now that the Golden Gophers' 2012 football season is in the books, what do we make of it? Following Friday's 34-31 loss to Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, there seems to be two ways in which Minnesota fans are evaluating the year. Some argue the season was a success, simply because the Gophers made it to a bowl game for the first time since 2009 and improved...
Via Fox Sports North
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers seem to be on correct path

Now that the Golden Gophers' 2012 football season is in the books, what do we make of it? Following Friday's 34-31 loss to Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, there seems to be two ways in which Minnesota fans are evaluating the year. Some argue the season was a success, simply because the Gophers made it to a bowl game for the first time since 2009 and improved...
Via Fox Sports North
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers help bowl hopes with huge win

MINNEAPOLIS In a must-win game, that's exactly what the Golden Gophers did and in convincing fashion. Minnesota had seen its bowl hopes slip after an impressive 4-0 start to the season. Following a perfect non-conference record, the Gophers lost three straight games to start Big Ten play to fall to 4-3. Something needed to happen to get Minnesota back on track. Enter Philip...
Via Fox Sports North
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers help bowl hopes with huge win

MINNEAPOLIS In a must-win game, that's exactly what the Golden Gophers did and in convincing fashion. Minnesota had seen its bowl hopes slip after an impressive 4-0 start to the season. Following a perfect non-conference record, the Gophers lost three straight games to start Big Ten play to fall to 4-3. Something needed to happen to get Minnesota back on track. Enter Philip...
Via Fox Sports North
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwestern unimpressively holds off Minnesota

From Inside NU.com The Wildcats’ defense bent over and over again. Fortunately for Northwestern, Minnesota was the one to break each and every time. The Golden Gophers (4-2, 0-2 Big Ten) had several chances to tie the score in the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats (6-1, 2-1) ultimately prevailed, 21-13. The Wildcats rode 182 rushing yards from junior running back Venric Mark, 151...
Via The Sports Bank
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwestern 21, Minnesota 13

Venric Mark rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns to carry Northwestern to a 21-13 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. Mark wasn't touched on scoring runs of 26 and 48 yards and the Wildcats (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) overcame 11 penalties to become bowl eligible and spoil Minnesota's homecoming celebration. MarQueis Gray rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown after missing the...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark, Northwestern hold on to beat Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Venric Mark rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns to carry Northwestern to a 21-13 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. Mark wasn't touched on scoring runs of 26 and 48 yards and the Wildcats (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) overcame 11 penalties to become bowl eligible and spoil Minnesota's homecoming celebration. MarQueis Gray rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown...
Via Fox Sports North
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota in good shape heading into Big Ten play

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Minnesota is proud of this 4-0 start - the first for this long-struggling program since 2008. But the Golden Gophers haven't been celebrating, despite the infusion of confidence that has been injected into the team. Wins over UNLV, New Hampshire, Western Michigan and Syracuse, for all the signs of improvement shown during...
Via Fox Sports
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Injuries a worry for Gophers entering Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS The Golden Gophers football team is 4-0 after non-conference play, but that doesn't mean Minnesota is without issues. Particularly, injury issues. Gophers head coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday in his weekly press conference that senior quarterback MarQueis Gray, who missed last week's game with a high ankle sprain, likely won't play this Saturday when Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Injuries a worry for Gophers entering Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS The Golden Gophers football team is 4-0 after non-conference play, but that doesn't mean Minnesota is without issues. Particularly, injury issues. Gophers head coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday in his weekly press conference that senior quarterback MarQueis Gray, who missed last week's game with a high ankle sprain, likely won't play this Saturday when Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Shortell stands tall for Gophers in victory

MINNEAPOLIS With each win, the confidence grows for the University of Minnesota football team. The Golden Gophers are now 4-0 after taking care of their latest opponent, the Syracuse Orange, by a 17-10 final at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota played its only home night game of the season, and the Gophers shined under the bright lights. Minnesota now enters Big Ten play against Iowa...
Via Fox Sports North
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Shortell stands tall for Gophers in victory

MINNEAPOLIS With each win, the confidence grows for the University of Minnesota football team. The Golden Gophers are now 4-0 after taking care of their latest opponent, the Syracuse Orange, by a 17-10 final at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota played its only home night game of the season, and the Gophers shined under the bright lights. Minnesota now enters Big Ten play against Iowa...
Via Fox Sports North
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota defense stifles Syracuse

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Donnell Kirkwood rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns and the Minnesota defense showed it is no longer the pushover it has been for decades in a 17-10 victory over Syracuse on Saturday night. The Golden Gophers forced four turnovers and Max Shortell threw for 231 yards in place of injured starter MarQueis Gray to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2008...
Via Fox Sports North
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota 17, Syracuse 10

Donnell Kirkwood rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns and the Minnesota defense showed it is no longer the pushover it has been for decades in a 17-10 victory over Syracuse on Saturday night. The Golden Gophers forced four turnovers and Max Shortell threw for 231 yards in place of injured starter MarQueis Gray to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2008. Ryan Nassib threw...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Golden Opportunity: Top 4 Reasons Minnesota’s Backup QB Helps Syracuse

mndaily.com Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill officially announced back-up QB Max Shortell the starter for Saturday night’s game against Syracuse. The sophomore Shortell replaced a banged-up MarQueis Gray in last week’s game against Western Michigan and secured the Gophers’ victory by throwing for 188 yards and 3 TDs. Gray is suffering from left ankles sprains, so the baton has...
Via Orange Fizz
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Ten No Huddle: Golden Gophers, Minus MarQueis Gray, Go 3-0

Big Ten No Huddle takes a look at some of the top storylines heading into week 4 of the 2012 season:Minnesota moves to 3-0 for the first time since 2008 despite losing starting quarterback Marqueis Gray to an ankle injury in Saturday’s 28-23 win over Western Michigan. The Golden Gophers wereboosted by the play of Max Shortell, who passed for 188 yards and 3TDs. Sophomore running...
Via Football Nation
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Ten Power Rankings week 4 edition

Things have been bad for the Big Ten. You know that. They’1-8 in their last nine Rose Bowls and struggle beating ranked teams in bowl games. 15 of the league’s 26 wins this year are versus MAC or FCS schools. So there isn’t a ton of power, in these power rankings unfortunately. 1. Ohio State Buckeyes 3-0 Aside from Northwestern, only league school to beat a BCS conference...
Via The Sports Bank
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers putting more heat on QB early this season

(Updates. With AP Photos.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer Opposing quarterbacks have rarely had to look across the line of scrimmage at the Minnesota defensive line with anything to fear. The Golden Gophers have for years fielded an undersized group that couldn't find a sack in a grocery store. Ra'Shede Hageman is changing all that. The redshirt junior stands 6-foot...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Ground game propels Gophers in blowout win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- MarQueis Gray threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more by halftime, and Minnesota finally enjoyed an easy victory over an FCS-level opponent by beating New Hampshire 44-7 on Saturday, the most points in a game by the Gophers in five years. Donnell Kirkwood ran for 70 yards and a third-quarter score on 17 carries for the Golden Gophers (2-0), who had lost...
Via Fox Sports North
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota 44, New Hampshire 7

MarQueis Gray threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more by halftime, and Minnesota finally enjoyed an easy victory over an FCS-level opponent by beating New Hampshire 44-7 on Saturday, the most points in a game by the Gophers in five years. Gray passed only eight times but completed six for 100 yards and scores to Isaac Fruechte and John Rabe. Gray also gained 109 yards on 17...
Via Fox Sports
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers QB Gray: I didn't play my best game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The passes that didn't sail 10 feet over a wide-open receiver's head fluttered and wobbled out of MarQueis Gray's hand like he was a nervous freshman making his first collegiate start. On a Minnesota offense full of fresh-faced youngsters, the senior quarterback looked shakier than any of them in the season opener against UNLV. If the Golden Gophers...
Via Fox Sports North
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota QB looks to rebound from rough opener

(Updates. With AP Photos.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer The passes that didn't sail 10 feet over a wide-open receiver's head fluttered and wobbled out of MarQueis Gray's hand like he was a nervous freshman making his first collegiate start. On a Minnesota offense full of fresh-faced youngsters, the senior quarterback looked shakier than any of them in the season...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Overcome Sloppy Play to Steal Overtime Thriller

The Minnesota Golden Gophers football team started the 2012 season the same way it finished the 2011 season, defeating the UNLV Rebels 30-27 in three overtime periods.  Both teams struggled with turnovers and early season mental errors through the contest, but the Gophers found a way to give second-year head coach Jerry Kill his first road victory with the team in six chances.On...
Via Football Nation
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers win wild one in the desert

MarQueis Gray threw two touchdown passes to John Rabe in overtime, and Jordan Wettstein hit a 32-yard field goal in the third extra session to lift Minnesota over UNLV 30-27 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Wettstein's field goal was set up by Derrick Wells' second interception against redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Sherry. In the second overtime,...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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