"It's something that we have totally bought into from the beginning of the season coming out of camp," said quarterback Tanner Morgan. "It's just a mindset and a kind of a morale our team has really adopted and taken with us the entire season."
Gophers move to 9-0 after defeating Penn State Saturday.
The Gophers lost out on the chance to host College GameDay, but are still zeroed in on their game against Penn State.
The University of Minnesota announced a contract extension with football head coach P.J. Fleck Tuesday, pending approval from the Board of Regents.
Expectations for the Gophers remained subdued at first, but through eight games this season, those expectations have taken flight.
OC Kirk Ciarrocca almost left in the offseason. Instead, he stayed and has made the Minnesota offense as potent as ever.
The Gophers dominated Rutgers Saturday to remain undefeated on the season.
Kamal Martin was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after a dominant performance against Nebraska, becoming the first Gopher to earn the award in over a year.
After averaging 6.4 yards per carry on 52 rushes for 332 yards against Illinois last week, it's hard to imagine a better game than that on the ground for the Gopher offense.