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Mon, 12/02/2013
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Now the waiting game begins.

The Gophers closed out their regular season Saturday with a 14-3 loss to No. 10 Michigan State.

The Spartans will continue on to play No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday for the Big Ten title before bowl matchups are announced.

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Recap: Michigan State’s defense was highly touted entering Saturday’s matchup, but its offense looked impressive early on. The Spartans (11-1, 8-0 Big Ten) drove 80 yards on just seven plays on their first drive, which culminated in a touchdown. Still, Michigan State’s defense ended up making the plays necessary to beat the Gophers (8-4, 4-4 Big Ten). Minnesota running back David Cobb rushed for 100-plus yards for the sixth time this season, but the Gophers passed for only 125 yards and threw two interceptions in the 14-3 loss.

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Minnesota limited Michigan State but couldn’t score on offense.
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Mon, 12/02/2013
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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ra’Shede Hageman was visibly disappointed after the Gophers’ 14-3 loss to Michigan State on Saturday.

Hageman hung his head and tightly grasped the straps of his backpack as reporters filled the space around him after the game.

“I definitely didn’t want to go out [with a loss],” Hageman said of his last Big Ten game.

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Minnesota amassed 249 yards of total offense, but didn't score a touchdown.
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The Gophers will eat a Thanksgiving meal together as a team Thursday.
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Wed, 11/27/2013
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The Gophers football team will practice Thursday morning before enjoying an early-afternoon Thanksgiving meal together at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex.

“It’s hard for those kids that are away [from home],” head coach Jerry Kill said, “but they seem to handle it very good because of the nucleus of players we have from the state of Minnesota.”

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Minnesota will go up against one of the best defenses in the nation.
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Wed, 11/27/2013
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Minnesota’s first two drives in its 20-7 loss against Wisconsin on Saturday were halted when freshman receivers Drew Wolitarsky and Donovahn Jones dropped catchable passes.

Gophers redshirt freshman tight end Maxx Williams had a reception to kick off the second quarter, but he promptly fumbled, and Wisconsin recovered.

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Minnesota is still in contention for a spot in the Capital One Bowl.
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Tue, 11/26/2013
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As senior defensive back Brock Vereen stepped away from the press conference following the University of Minnesota’s 20-7 loss to the University of Wisconsin on Saturday, Capital One Bowl representative Jim Will sprung out of his seat and pulled him aside.

“I just want you to know you’re not mathematically eliminated [from the Capital One Bowl],” Will said to Vereen.

That’s a silver lining for a Gophers team that lost to a rival and saw its chances at the Rose Bowl slip away in the same afternoon.

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Minnesota is still in contention for a spot in the Capital One Bowl.
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Mon, 11/25/2013
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A record crowd packed TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, and for a couple minutes, it was as raucous as any crowd in stadium history.

That in itself is a victory of sorts.

No, the Gophers didn’t beat Wisconsin, but they made the Badgers sweat for a few minutes, and that seemed unfathomable a few years ago.

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Mon, 11/25/2013
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Recap: Minnesota’s defense held Wisconsin to 20 points — its lowest point total of the season — but its offense didn’t score in the 20-7 loss. The Gophers’ only points in the game came from an interception returned for a touchdown in the first half.

It was over when: Philip Nelson completed a 5-yard pass to David Cobb on fourth down in the fourth quarter. Minnesota needed 10 yards to convert and turned it over on downs. The Gophers never saw the football again.

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Wisconsin tallied a 10th straight win against Minnesota on Saturday.
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Mon, 11/25/2013
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University of Minnesota players were undoubtedly disappointed with their 20-7 loss to the University of Wisconsin on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. But the Gophers weren’t about to let their biggest rivals get the last word.

Wisconsin players wielded Paul Bunyan’s Axe after the game and tried to “chop down” the Gophers’ goal post, but Minnesota players got in their way.

The two rivals exchanged colorful words in the end zone and nearly came to blows.

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Philip Nelson made the first start of his career against the rival Badgers.
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Thu, 11/21/2013
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Philip Nelson vividly remembers his first career start for the Gophers.

“Walking into Camp Randall and basically growing up in there and seeing everything,” Nelson said, “it was a pretty surreal experience.”

Nelson, a true freshman at the time, started the Wisconsin game after injuries forced quarterbacks MarQueis Gray and Max Shortell out.

Nelson threw two touchdowns and two interceptions, and the Gophers lost 38-13.

Losses have been less frequent this season for 8-2 Minnesota, and that stems from Nelson taking care of the ball.

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