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Two first-year backs from Georgia have given the Gophers an offensive boost.
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Thu, 10/01/2015
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By the time the game against Ohio University started, redshirt freshman Rodney Smith had already established himself as Minnesota’s main running back.
 
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Three of the team’s starters on defense left the homecoming game with injuries.
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Wed, 09/30/2015
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The Gophers defense has been the rock of the team so far this season.
 
They have limited every opponent to less than 25 points each game, including allowing just seven points against Kent State. 
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The freshman back ran for 82 yards on 10 carries Saturday, scoring two times.
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Mon, 09/28/2015
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University of Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill offered plenty of praise to freshman Shannon Brooks coming into the season, and the running back showed why on Saturday against Ohio University.
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The freshman back ran for 82 yards on 10 carries Saturday, scoring two times.
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Minnesota needed a last-minute drive to defeat Ohio at home on Saturday.
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Mon, 09/28/2015
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Down 24-20 and in need of a touchdown drive, Mitch Leidner stepped on the field with an opportunity for redemption after fans showered the offense with boos a week earlier.
 
The maligned quarterback drove his team down the field in just over two minutes, finishin
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The linebacker has 24 total tackles on the year, tied for the most for Minnesota.
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Thu, 09/24/2015
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An anterior cruciate ligament that tore last year in Cody Poock’s right knee doesn’t seem to be bothering the linebacker at the moment.
 
The redshirt sophomore’s 18 solo tackles through the Gophers first three games leads the team by six.
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The Gophers rank 123rd in the FBS so far in points per game during the 2015 season.
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Wed, 09/23/2015
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Right now, there is not a lot going wrong with the Gophers defense.
 
The unit didn’t allow any points against Kent State University in Saturday’s 10-7 v
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The Gophers rank 123rd in the FBS so far in points per game during the 2015 season.
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The Gophers were booed on offense at home several times in Saturday’s game.
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Mon, 09/21/2015
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Despite picking up their second win on Saturday against Kent State University, the Gophers offense appeared lost at sea.
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The Gophers were booed on offense at home several times in Saturday’s game.
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Minnesota’s defense held Kent State’s offense to zero points during the Saturday game.
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Mon, 09/21/2015
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Winning a game with just 10 points is not easy, but the Gophers found a way Saturday.
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Minnesota defender Steven Richardson is only listed at 6 feet, but he looms large.
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Thu, 09/17/2015
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Despite his size, it wasn’t hard to notice defensive tackle Steven Richardson on the field Saturday.
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Minnesota defender Steven Richardson is only listed at 6 feet, but he looms large.
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Minnesota finds comfort in a sped-up passing game
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Wed, 09/16/2015
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While the Gophers were able to escape with a 23-20 overtime victory Saturday against Colorado State, their passing attack struggled.

Minnesota was able to find success at times, though, mostly in their no-huddle offense, a tactic where the team gets to the line of scrimmage faster to run more plays and tire out the defense.

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Minnesota finds comfort in a sped-up passing game
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