Max Shortell replaced an injured MarQueis Gray and passed for 188 yards and three touchdowns, helping Minnesota overcome a sluggish start to beat Western Michigan 28-23 on Saturday.
The last thing the Minnesota Golden Gophers should have to overcome when they face New Hampshire on Saturday is overconfidence.
Despite winning almost every offensive category, Minnesota found itself in triple overtime against UNLV Thursday night.
The Gopher football team is just one day away from kicking off its season at UNLV. Training camps bring optimism, and the Gophers traditionally fall into that category believing the pieces are in place on offense.
In one week, the Gopher football team will travel to Las Vegas to take on the Rebels. How will the offense look? Well, the team believe it’s not what you teach, it’s how you teach it.
The Gopher football team has many unknowns. They hope they have a little certainty at the most important position of quarterback, where MarQueis Gray has patiently become the focal point.
The start of the season always brings optimism. Players at Minnesota insist this is different. They’re determined to get back to a bowl game.
Another year has given MarQueis Gray and the Gophers more confidence about their quarterback situation.
MarQueis Gray rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score, guiding Minnesota past backsliding Illinois 27-7 on Saturday in the season finale and sending the Fighting Illini to their sixth straight defeat.
Da’Jon McKnight has come a long way since that day in high school detention hall. He’ll finish his career at Minnesota this weekend without regret, even if his senior year didn’t unfold as he wanted.
MarQueis Gray has had to do a lot of growing up this year.
MarQueis Gray threw three touchdown passes to Da’Jon McKnight for the Golden Gophers (2-7, 1-4), who upset Iowa last weekend but were unable to shake up the conference title race again.
MarQueis Gray’s fourth-down sprint for the pylon from the 2-yard line in the closing minutes lifted Minnesota to a 22-21 victory over Iowa on Saturday, giving the Gophers possession of the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy for the second straight year.
Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray says the injured toe on his left foot is feeling much better and he will be ready to go when the Gophers hit the field next week against Nebraska.
Akeem Shavers caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Purdue beat Minnesota 45-17 on Saturday.