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.
It took a last-minute 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive and a fumble recovery in overtime to give the Gophers their first win of the season. On the road against Colorado State University, Minnesota struggled at times to produce any offense whatsoever.
Traveling to Fort Collins, Co. for their first road game of the season, the Gophers won’t have an easy time picking up a win against a pass-heavy Colorado State. A full breakdown and score prediction can be seen below:
No one on Minnesota’s offense had a better game last Thursday than Rodney Smith. The redshirt freshman running back’s marks against No.
After a 23-17 loss against No. 3 Texas Christian University on Thursday, the Gophers football team will look to rebound against Colorado State with an offensive line battling its way through injuries. Not only was Minnesota without projected starting left tackle Josh Campion due to a concussion, but backup Ben Lauer had to be taken out due to an injury of his own. Lauer has not returned to practice this week, head coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday.