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Minnesota Golden Gophers

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vs Louisiana W 35-24
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@Michigan 10/07/2023
Tak Tateoka threw two first-half touchdown passes and St. Thomas of Minnesota went on to defeat Dayton 20-14.
Shawn Shipman scored on runs of 61 and 71 yards and Tak Tateoka found Jacob Wildermuth from 26 yards out with nine seconds left to lift St.
No. 20 North Carolina hosts Minnesota on Saturday in the first matchup between the teams. Both teams are 2-0.
No. 20 North Carolina hosts Minnesota on Saturday in a nonconference game. The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Tar Heels and Big Ten’s Gophers are both 2-0 entering the game.
Darius Taylor ran for 193 of Minnesota’s 296 yards and a touchdown, and the Gophers pulled away in the second half to beat Eastern Michigan 25-6.
Minnesota hosts Eastern Michigan in a nonconference game. The two schools have never played before in football.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — For the second straight year, Rutgers coach Greg Schiano has gone to Minnesota to find a coordinator.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Michael Penix, Jr. threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and No. 12 Washington held off No. 21 Texas 27-20 on Thursday night in the Valero Alamo Bowl.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 71 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown and became Minnesota’s all-time rushing leader in the Golden Gophers’ 28-20 win over Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Thursday.
Dino Babers and P.J. Fleck got to know each other as up-and-coming head coaches in the Mid-American Conference, splitting their matchups in 2014 and 2015 before Babers left Bowling Green for Syracuse and Fleck departed Western Michigan for Minnesota.
Pinstripe Bowl: Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (7-5), Dec. 29, 2 p.m. EST (ESPN)

Series record: Minnesota leads 3-2.
Kent State has turned its program over to Minnesota associate head coach Kenni Burns, who will try to build on the success started by Sean Lewis.
Minnesota (8-4, Big Ten) vs Syracuse (7-4, Atlantic Coast), Dec. 29, 2 p.m. ET

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck understood one of his major assignments upon taking this job was to alter the balance of power in the Gophers’ rivalry with Wisconsin.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin won’t have leading rusher Braelon Allen available for the Badgers’ regular-season finale Saturday with Minnesota.
Minnesota (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) at Wisconsin (6-5, 4-4), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Series record: Wisconsin leads 62-61-8
Nebraska (3-8, 2-6 Big Ten) at Iowa (7-4, 5-3), Friday, 4 p.m. EST (Big Ten Network)

In his usual upbeat way, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck tried to come to terms with how his team’s Big Ten title chances slipped away.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim was having a hard time realizing how remarkable of a game he had just played for Minnesota, with the sting of another loss to rival Iowa only an hour old.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa’s normally dominant defense was trampled all afternoon, in a timeless and tireless performance by Mohamed Ibrahim and the Minnesota offensive line.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quarterback Cade Sexauer ran for two touchdowns, Yusef Leak returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown, and St.
Iowa (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) at Minnesota (7-3, 4-3), 4 p.m. EST (Fox)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns and Minnesota’s defense continued its dominance on Saturday as the Golden Gophers defeated Northwestern 31-3.
Northwestern (1-8, 1-5 Big Ten) at Minnesota (6-3, 3-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (Big Ten Network)

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Grif Wurtz returned a fumble 79 yards for a touchdown and Owen Kanzler went 89 yards for a kickoff-return score and St.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 128 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and backup quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis brought Minnesota back from a 10-point halftime deficit in the Gophers’ 20-13 victory over Nebraska on Saturday.
Minnesota (5-3, 2-3 Big Ten) at Nebraska (3-5, 2-3), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN2)

Line: Minnesota by 15 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten’s 2023 football schedule caused a big gulp for Gophers fans when it was finally unveiled last week.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Casey Thompson is listed as day-to-day for the game against Minnesota on Saturday because of an arm injury that knocked him out of last week’s game.