Gophers Heading Into Next Game With High Expectations

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A good start or a disappointment? These are two questions for the Minnesota Gopher football team heading into Week Two on the heels of a triple overtime heart-stopper at Nevada Las Vegas.

As Mike Max explains, fix what can be fixed and beware of what lies ahead.

Start with the observation: Quarterback Marqueis Gray was off his game. The question: Why?

“I had a couple of overthrown balls mainly because I was just anxious to get back out there,” said Gray.

However, an area of optimism came from the other side of the ball with a more athletic looking defense that seemed to know what it wanted to do.

“I think we played very well on the defensive side of the football until maybe we got into overtime,” said coach Jerry Kill.

Next up, it’s New Hampshire this Saturday. It’s a team that throws the football and gives you problems. Even so, most believe the Gophers should go 4-0 heading into the Big 10.

The easy answer is this Gopher team should be better than opponents early and of course they believe any time.

“We expect ourselves to beat everybody we play,” said running back Donnell Kirkwood.

New Hampshire, however, is from the same FCS division as North Dakota State. So, this week the slogan is simple: Remember the Bison.


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