Nebraska was winless in its last 10 games, Minnesota was looking for its first Big Ten win this season. The Cornhuskers saw to it that their streak ended Saturday. The Gophers (3-4, 0-4) couldn't overcome an early 28-0 deficit against Nebraska (1-6, 1-4) losing 53-28 on Saturday from Lincoln, Nebraska.
On Saturday, the Gophers will take on Nebraska in a hostile Memorial Stadium looking for their fourth win of the season and their first in Big Ten play. For the first time in over two decades, though, the players on the field will have a little help.
The running game was clicking on all cylinders, the offensive line was winning the battle in the trenches and Minnesota's run defense was forcing Ohio State to be one-dimensional on offense. However, the Gophers' youth showed itself as the pressure mounted, the team made key mistakes on offense and special teams and Ohio State never looked back, beating the Gophers 30-14.
Freshman offensive lineman Daniel Faalele will start his first career game this Saturday at Ohio State. The decision was announced Tuesday afternoon as the latest depth chart showed the 6'9" 400-pound Faalele had taken redshirt sophomore Sam Schlueter's starting right tackle spot.
The Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-1) defeated the Minnesota Gophers (3-2, 0-2) 48-31 on Saturday, which secured Iowa's fourth victory in row against Minnesota and another year with the coveted Floyd of Rosedale trophy.
For this weekly column, the Daily interviews someone knowledgeable on the Gophers next opponent. For this week's game against Iowa, we interviewed Cedar Rapids Gazette's Jeff Johnson. Johnson is a football beat reporter for the Gazette.
A season ago, the Gophers leading receiver was Tyler Johnson, who caught 35 passes for 677 yards and seven touchdowns. The next closest receiver, Philip Carter, had 11 catches all year.
Minnesota announced Sunday that defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. will miss the rest of the 2018 season.
The Gophers’ defense couldn't contain Maryland’s offense as they let up huge scoring plays that were the difference in Saturday’s 42-13 loss.
While most students are sound asleep at 6 a.m., head coach Rich Limpert and his club lacrosse team are hard at work. They have a dream to be more than just a club team, and they intend to make it a reality. For the last six years, Limpert has coached with the hopes his team will be the next club team to make the jump to Division-I.