Another Setback for the U
Minnesota committed seven turnovers and gave up 580 yards Saturday in a 42-39 loss. Coach Tim Brewster came into this season with high hopes and claiming a big ten championship. However, after a 1-2 start and both losses comng from teams in the Sun Belt and Mid-Atlantic conferences, the outlook does not look good for the Gophers. They begin conference play next week against Purdue, an offensive powerhouse. The Minnesota Gophers gave up 463 yards passing in Saturday's loss to Florida Atlantic, and have to face a much better offense with a much better quaterback, NFL prospect Curtis Painter, next Saturday. After a 14-14 tie in the first quarter, The Gophers were outscored by 21 in the second quarter. They came out strong in the second half, outscoring Florida Atlantic 25-7. They were driving for a game tying field goal near the end of the game, but freshman quarterback Adam Weber's fourth quarter interception with four seconds left all but sealed the victory for the Florida Atlantic Owls. These two teams just recently met in 2005, with the Gophers winning 45-7.