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gopher's get bonked

This is a cool way to blog. Let's see how correct the newspaper columnists can be at predicting football games.


It is now common knowledge that the Gopher Football team is not having a ribbon year. The Daily points to this by nothing the injuries in the offensive running game and the two interceptions Gopher quarterback Adam Webber came off of his last match-up with. It also notes that the quarterback from Northwestern had a school record the week before with 520 yards.In other words, the Daily wasn't too optimistic.
http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2007/10/12/72163816

But, even in light of all of these stats, the Gophers preformed really well on Saturday. They got up 35-14 on Northwestern even though they were the far underdogs in the match. However, the result was what the Daily had "predicted", Webber threw 4 touchdowns and ran one in himself, basically playing without a run game.

According to the Pioneer Press, Coach Tim Brewster put the weight on Webber's shoulders as he was supposed to throw the game winning two-point conversion in the second overtime. A very gutsy move considering that a fieldgoal would have tied. It seems that this would have put the season in a new perspective for the Gophers, but either way. they continue completely defeated in the Big 10.
http://www.startribune.com/512/story/1479890.html