Frustrating Season For Gophers Ends With Bowl VictoryAt the end of this tumultuous 2015 season, Minnesota's maroon and gold colors revealed a silver lining. Finally, 11 years after their last postseason victory, the Gophers won a bowl game.
Leidner Leads Gophers Past Central Michigan In Quick Lane BowlMinnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner ran 13 yards for a touchdown with 4:26 remaining, and the Golden Gophers held on for a 21-14 win over Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday night.
Badgers Beat Gophers For 12th Straight Time, 31-21Dare Ogunbowale rushed for a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown and Wisconsin beat Minnesota for the 12th straight time, 31-21 on Saturday. Taiwan Deal rushed for 90 and two scores and Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) kept Paul Bunyan's Axe, which goes to the winner of the most-played rivalry game in college football.
For Gophers, Winning Axe From Wisconsin Would Mean Bowl EligibilityWhat will it take to beat Wisconsin? The Gophers have been trying to figure that out for the last decade, or more. The Badgers come to TCF Bank Stadium Saturday carrying the axe. The Gophers want it, and another trip to a bowl.
Gophers Beat Illinois 32-23, Ending 4-Game Losing StreakShannon Brooks rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard romp into the end zone with 1:25 remaining for Minnesota to seal a 32-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday.
Leidner Feeling Confident Leading Gophers OffenseMitch Leidner tried to hurry to the huddle when he noticed Minnesota's athletic trainers heading his way Saturday at Ohio State. Leidner was stopped by an official and told he needed to come out of the game. But he missed just one play in the 28-14 loss to the then-top-ranked Buckeyes.
Gophers Prepare For Iowa As Claeys Is Set To Be Named Head CoachIt would be a monumental upset for the Gopher football team to go to Iowa City and beat the unbeaten Hawkeyes this Saturday. But as MIke Max reports, there is a rallying cry in the Gopher locker room: "Remember last year."
Despite Leidner's Late Push, Ohio State Beats Minnesota 28-14Ezekiel Elliott ran 15 yards for a touchdown on Ohio State's only lengthy drive, and the top-ranked Buckeyes weathered Minnesota's two fourth-quarter touchdowns for a 28-14 victory Saturday night.
After Emotional Loss, Gophers Head To Ohio State DeterminedOhio State coach Urban Meyer doesn't expect Minnesota will come into Ohio Stadium flat on Saturday night after an emotional stretch last week.
Gophers Must Recover From Crushing Loss To MichiganMinnesota's botched finish against Michigan, leading to the loss of the Little Brown Jug trophy, will linger for a while with the Golden Gophers. There's no time to fret, though, with a trip to top-ranked Ohio State on tap.
Gophers Lose The Jug To Michigan 29-26 On Goal-Line StandoffWilton Speight came off the bench and threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jehu Chesson with under 5 minutes to play and No. 15 Michigan stopped Mitch Leidner on a sneak as time expired to escape with a 29-26 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Gophers Playing For Coach Kill, Teammates To Keep Little Brown JugThe players understand that Gophers football coach Jerry Kill needed to leave the game he loves. They also understand there is an important game to be played Saturday against Michigan. So how do those two tie together?