Football

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The Gophers last won Paul Bunyan’s Axe in 2003.
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Wed, 11/25/2015
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The Gophers are looking to break one streak and keep another going on Saturday.

The Gophers would become bowl eligible for the third straight season with a victory over rival Wisconsin on Saturday and would end a losing streak against the Badgers that started in 2004.

One streak seems more important to the Gophers than the other, however.

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Freshman players — especially running back Shannon Brooks — provided key plays in the Gophers’ 32-23 defeat of Illinois.
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Mon, 11/23/2015
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Saturday’s chilly game was all about the freshmen for Minnesota.
 
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Freshman players — especially running back Shannon Brooks — provided key plays in the Gophers’ 32-23 defeat of Illinois.
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The freshman back had 174 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns.
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Mon, 11/23/2015
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Illinois pulled within one of Minnesota late in the fourth quarter, and the stagnant Gophers offense needed a drive to close out the game.
 
Cue freshman running back Shannon Brooks.
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The freshman back had 174 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns.
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The team has 1,200 net yards passing total in its last four games this season.
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Thu, 11/19/2015
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Iowa fans chanted loudly in the fourth quarter on Saturday, but the Gophers offense was unaffected and drove for a six-play, 75-yard drive that only took 45 seconds.
 
The drive included pas
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The team has 1,200 net yards passing total in its last four games this season.
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The junior is second on the team in both receiving yards and receptions this year.
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Thu, 11/19/2015
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Junior wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky is having a comeback season.
 
Wolitarsky missed five games last season and barely played in two due to injuries, but he’s stayed healthy this season and is second on the Gophers in receptions and receiving yards.
 
Senior wide receiving KJ Maye and Wolitarsky have led Minnesota’s young wide receiver corps as two of the only experienced players to see playing time at the position.
 
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The junior is second on the team in both receiving yards and recptions this year.
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Claeys is adjusting to the new role of being involved with offense.
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Wed, 11/18/2015
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A Gophers running back did something in Saturday’s game against No. 6 Iowa that hasn’t been done on the team since 2010.

Redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Leidner lined up under center in the fourth quarter and pitched the ball back to freshman running back Shannon Brooks, who ran to the right and threw to junior wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky.

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The team allowed a season-high 506 yards in its loss to Iowa on Saturday.
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Mon, 11/16/2015
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The beginning of the Gophers season had a very different story than the one that played out on Saturday.
 
The Gophers allowed 40 points and a season-high 506 yards of offense to No.
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The team allowed a season-high 506 yards in its loss to Iowa on Saturday.
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The Gophers lost their fourth game in a row Saturday night on the road.
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Mon, 11/16/2015
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Minnesota lost its third trophy of the year and fourth game in a row, falling to No.
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The Gophers lost their fourth game in a row Saturday night on the road.
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The players were given the news on Wednesday during a morning meeting.
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Thu, 11/12/2015
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The Minnesota football team received a group text late Tuesday night about a team meeting at 
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Claeys signed a three-year contract with the University of Minnesota on Wednesday to replace former coach Jerry Kill.
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Thu, 11/12/2015
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The University of Minnesota announced Tracy Claeys as its next head football coach on Wednesday, with Claeys dressed in a new suit he purchased for the occasion.
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Claeys signed a three-year contract with the University of Minnesota on Wednesday to replace former coach Jerry Kill.
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