Outback Bowl: No. 16 Minnesota (10-2, 7-2 Big 10) vs. No. 9 Auburn (9-3, 5-3 SEC), Wednesday, 1 p.m. ET (ESPN).
No. 11 Minnesota (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) at Northwestern (2-8, 0-7) Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ABC).
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The status of quarterback Tanner Morgan is uncertain for 11th-ranked Minnesota’s game at Northwestern after back-to-back sacks in the last game put the sophomore in the...
No. 7 Minnesota (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) at No. 23 Iowa (6-3, 3-3), Saturday at 4:05 p.m. EDT (FOX).
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The progress made by Minnesota in coach P.J. Fleck's third season had been met by natural skepticism outside the long-languishing program, with even the most ardent fans in full...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jeff Brohm switched it up Saturday.
He plugged in three new starters on the offensive line and cobbled together a winning combination.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tanner Morgan saw the defense sink towards the line of scrimmage preparing to stop Minnesota's surging rushing attack. The Gophers quarterback stepped back and connected with...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pressure came quickly at Tanner Morgan from two Purdue rushers, with time in the second quarter ticking down toward a minute remaining and Minnesota moving into scoring...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan played as close to perfect as he could Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This Minnesota team has made falling behind in the fourth quarter a troubling habit.
The Gophers have also managed to turn those deficits into quite the stockpile of...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Antoine Winfield Jr. spoiled Fresno State's bid for a Power 5 win for a second straight year.
Winfield intercepted a pass in the end zone in the second overtime to...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota quarterback Zack Annexstad has a foot injury that will sideline him indefinitely, ending for now the competition with fellow sophomore Tanner Morgan for the starting...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When he was an assistant at Northern Illinois, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck once cold-called Pat Fitzgerald for a lunch meeting to learn about being a head coach.
A decade later, Fitzgerald and his Northwestern Wildcats are still teaching teams like the Gophers how to win in the Big Ten.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With 58 freshmen, Minnesota leads the FBS with 51.7 percent of players on the roster in their first year of eligibility.
Nine of them are starters, including seven on offense, to make this season for the Gophers all about growth. While losing five of their first six Big Ten games, outscored by an average of 43-26 during those contests, the Gophers felt their share of pain.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Minnesota is just two wins from securing eligibility for a bowl game and the Gophers get a golden opportunity this weekend to lock up a victory.
The Gophers visit Illinois on Saturday and will face a reeling program that has lost its defensive coordinator, its best passer and its best rusher in the past two weeks. Coach Lovie Smith's team has also lost three straight games and five of six.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tanner Morgan was undeterred by the rough fourth quarter for Minnesota that featured 22 straight points by Indiana to tie the game.
If losing the quarterback competition in fall camp didn't faze him, this tight situation wasn't going to.
Morgan passed for 302 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start, including the tiebreaking 67-yard scoring toss to Rashod Bateman with 1:34 remaining that gave the Gophers a 38-31 victory over the Hoosiers on a rainy Friday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Minnesota quarterback Zack Annexstad was treated and released from a Lincoln hospital after getting injured in the first half of the Gophers' game against Nebraska on Saturday.
Coach P.J. Fleck said Annexstad sustained an "internal injury in his midsection" late in the first half and was "coughing a lot." A Minnesota spokesman said Annexstad was on the team airplane for the return trip to Minneapolis. No other details were available.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck prepared himself for a difficult conversation when he sat down during the offseason with Seth Green about switching positions.
Green was going to be the third-string quarterback, behind Zack Annexstad and Tanner Morgan. If he preferred to stay in his natural spot, he'd have Fleck's blessing to transfer. Or he could put his agility, instinct and speed to better use than just the scout team and become a tight end.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The forward pass at Minnesota has been more of a challenge to master than ever in the last several seasons, and this is a program that was never known as a quarterback factory in the first place.
The Gophers last year finished ahead of only eight teams in the FBS in passing yards per game, and five of those behind them used run-heavy option schemes. That made the 2018 season as good of a time as any to start from scratch, not that coach P.J. Fleck had much of a choice.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has tabbed true freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad as the starting quarterback to open the season.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck announced after practice on Monday that Annexstad will be behind center on Aug. 30 against New Mexico State. Fleck said he's not planning a rotation between Annexstad and redshirt freshman Tanner Morgan, but the coach said he expects Morgan to see some action this year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following P.J. Fleck's whirlwind takeover of the program at Minnesota and a forgettable first year under the fast-talking, fun-loving, full-of-energy head coach, the newness is finally out of the way for the Gophers.
Well, except for the quarterbacks.
Regardless of whether redshirt freshman Tanner Morgan or true freshman Zack Annexstad is chosen as the starter for 2018, the first snap of the season will also be the first of his career.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks will redshirt the 2018 season with a lower-body injury that will require surgery.
Coach P.J. Fleck said Tuesday, as the Gophers began spring practice, that Brooks will return to action as a fifth-year senior in 2019. He missed six games last season due to injuries, rushing for 369 yards on 79 attempts. Brooks has 20 total touchdowns in 28 career games. His absence leaves Rodney Smith as the only experienced ball carrier.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight tied a career-high with 28 points with six 3-pointers and Jordan Davis scored 23 and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 81-77 on Sunday.
Northern Colorado (11-4, 2-0 Big Sky Conference) went up 77-68 on a 3-point play from Davis off a layup, and another free throw with 2:23 to play, before Idaho's 50-second, 7-0 run. Jordan Scott made a layup, Perrion Callandret got a 3-point play off a dunk and Brayon Blake dropped in a layup with 46 seconds left.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Northern Colorado beat Eastern Washington 88-75 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams on Friday night.
The Bears (10-4) pushed the lead into double digits for good during an 8-2 run that ended at 74-61, and followed with an 11-4 run that extended to their largest lead at 85-67 with 1:21 to play.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Jordan Davis scored 27 points and Anthony Johnson had 18 and Northern Colorado took control in the second half for an 87-75 win on Sunday against Division II Western State Colorado.
The Mountaineers led the Bears 43-39 at halftime, but Northern Colorado (6-3) took control with a 14-3 run with all five players on the floor scoring at least a basket for a 53-46 lead.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Anthony Johnson hit four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points and Jordan Davis scored 14 with four assists and four blocks to help Northern Colorado beat NAIA Northern New Mexico 97-62 on Tuesday night.
Andre Spight added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Northern Colorado (2-2).