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First-Place Gophers Trying To Stay Grounded

Resiliency will be as important for Minnesota the rest of the season as its most tangible strength of running the ball well. Last week’s win over Purdue provided plenty of time to polish both of those attributes.

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Gophers Already Have Their Eye On Big Ten Championship

All of a sudden attention has turned to the Gopher football team. Or, more specifically, their standings. Their 2-and-0 start in a conference that seems a bit down will do that.

10/14/2014

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Myrick’s Return Lifts Minnesota Over Northwestern

Jalen Myrick returned a kickoff 100 yards in the fourth quarter to atone for a penalty on the previous drive and help Minnesota defeat Northwestern, 24-17, on Saturday.

10/11/2014

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Northwestern, Minnesota At Top Of Big Ten?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s not often for there to be a lot on the line when Northwestern and Minnesota meet on the football field. That there will be on Saturday even after shaky starts by […]

10/10/2014

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OK, Who Had Wildcats-Gophers In 1st-Place Battle?

OK, show of hands: Who had Northwestern at Minnesota as a matchup with first place on the line? Sure, some will claim they knew that the Wildcats and Golden Gophers were destined for greatness all along. But they’re undoubtedly members of the head coaches’ families.

10/09/2014

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Gopher Fans Ecstatic As MN Wins Little Brown Jug

Dozens of gopher fans headed to the U Saturday night to greet the team as the buses rolled up to campus after their big win against Michigan.

09/28/2014

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Minnesota Beats Michigan, 30-14

Mitch Leidner ran for a touchdown and passed for another in Minnesota’s 30-14 win against Michigan on Saturday.

09/27/2014

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Michigan, Minnesota Both With QB Uncertainty

Amid all the big-picture issues facing Michigan’s football program right now — empty seats, fan frustration and the future of coach Brady Hoke — the Wolverines have a more immediate question to resolve.

09/26/2014

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Expect A Lot Of RB David Cobb In Minnesota’s Game Against Michigan

The Golden Gophers could very well be without quarterback Mitch Leidner and tight end Maxx Williams again this week, so look for the game plan against Michigan to look a lot like it did against San Jose State: a lot of running back David Cobb.

09/23/2014

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Minnesota Needs To Ramp Up Passing Game

Minnesota quarterback Chris Streveler walked into class on Monday after the victory against San Jose State and the teasing began. “Hey, Strev,” they cracked, “nice completion.”

09/23/2014

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Leidner Still A Question Mark For Michigan Game

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner is still struggling with injuries to his knee and toe and remains a question mark for the Golden Gophers as they open practice to prepare for Michigan. Leidner missed the game last week against San Jose State, and coach Jerry Kill says it’s too early to count him out.

09/23/2014

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Minnesota Handles San Jose State 24-7

David Cobb ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns and backup quarterback Chris Streveler ran for 161 yards and touchdown in his first career start on Saturday and Minnesota defeated San Jose State 24-7.

09/20/2014

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Leidner Has Turf Toe But Practicing With Gophers

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner has a turf toe injury on his left foot, leaving his availability uncertain for this week’s game against San Jose State. Coach Jerry Kill said Leidner would practice Tuesday but won’t play Saturday if he’s not deemed 100 percent healthy.

09/16/2014

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Minnesota Outpaced By TCU, Loses 30-7

The Horned Frogs needed more than 2 minutes on only one of six scoring drives in Saturday’s 30-7 victory over the Golden Gophers.

09/13/2014

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Friends Face Off When Minnesota Goes To TCU

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill was in TCU coach Gary Patterson’s wedding a decade ago. The two coaches are good friends, even though the fellow Kansas natives have never been on the same staff together. When Kill left Pittsburg State (Kansas) after the 1987 season, it was Patterson who filled the vacancy on coach Dennis Franchione’s staff.

09/12/2014

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