2012 Minnesota Golden Gophers!

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  1. WreckEm27

    WreckEm27 Classless Clown

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    11 Seniors+2=13 Scholarships! (I think. I don't exactly remember the formula, lolz)

    Football is back in Minnesota! People are excited! (and cold!)

    This team is going to have an interesting time in the Big 10, with one playmaker on offense being the QB Marqueis Grey, and on defense having two okay OLBs and an okay FS.

    Minnesota media does not give this team much of a chance, citing depth as a major point of concern.

    They do however, have a fantastic stadium.

    Offense: Air Raid.
    Defense: 3-4

    Media Picks:

    Sally Simmons, Minneapolis News Today: 5-7

    Jeffrey Barns, Saint Paul Tribune: 2-10

    Nancy Grace, Rochester Press: 3-9

    Terry Jameson, Duluth Express: 9-3 (Need some of that ganja)

    Peter Pettigrew, St. Cloud Chronicle: 4-8
     
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    Minnesota fights valiantly, loses 16-10 to Miami
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    Things got off to a slow start for the Golden Gophers, as they could only must three points through nearly three quarters finding themselves down 16-3 in the 4th. Marquies Grey was able to rally the offense late and put up a pair of touchdowns but an INT sealed the deal as they were threatening late. The Minnesota defense played very good football throughout most of the game even though they were outmatched in most areas. FS Troy Stoudermire was a huge help, leading the team in tackles with 6 and getting an INT.

    Good things: Minnesota was finally able to get the ball moving in the second half, looking like a juggernaut for a couple drives before throwing the costly game ending INT. The run game was effective at times, but was mostly a sideshow to keep the pressure off of Grey. Grey at times looked very poised and was able to keep drives alive with his feet as well as his arm. Defensively Minnesota played as well as you could ask them to, holding Miami to under a hundred rushing and getting them off the field on third down.

    Bad things: Drops. There were several drive killing drops throughout the first half as Minnesota was trying to get things moving. Add in the shaky OL play, and you have disaster for some. Minnesota was able to fight through it without digging too big of a hole.

    Next up: Minnesota pays a visit to Raleigh, North Carolina to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack before hosting #7 Arkansas for the home opener.
     
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