There’s no consensus among the Gophers football team regarding who the team’s fastest player is.
But sophomore defensive back Jalen Myrick made his case as he bolted down the left sideline for a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown Saturday, which made the difference in Minnesota’s 24-17 victory over Northwestern.
Minnesota’s passing attack is struggling, but KJ Maye is gaining momentum.
When fall camp ended and reporters asked Jerry Kill who had impressed him the most, the Gophers head coach quickly said KJ Maye.
But Maye didn’t have a single catch in Minnesota’s season-opening victory against Eastern Illinois.
A few days later, redshirt sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner said there were “a lot more things” the Gophers would do in their next game in early September against Middle Tennessee State to get Maye the ball.
Maye finished that game with zero receptions, too.
As Big Ten play approaches, Minnesota is dealing with a string of hurt football players.
A series of injuries have challenged the Gophers football team this season, spurring frustration from head coach Jerry Kill as a handful of his players go under the knife this week.
With only one more game between Minnesota and Big Ten play, the team is counting on the injured athletes to heal quickly and having younger players step up to fill the gap in attempt to ensure a strong performance in upcoming games.
Northwestern has beaten Penn State and Wisconsin in its past two games.
Racism, prejudices and hatred have littered the streets of the United States for centuries.
People of this nation have perpetually fought to tear down these discriminations, and it was no different Sunday as thousands of people took to University of Minnesota streets to protest the Washington Redskins’ team name.
Improved pass protection should lead to improved quarterback play.
The Gophers (2-1) close out their nonconference slate at home against San Jose State on Saturday. And with their starting quarterback hobbled, a speedy redshirt freshman may get his first career start under center.