Gophers continued nightmare season
The Gophers football team fell to 1-7 on Saturday with a 27-21 loss to North Dakota State University. The Bison, part of the Football Championship Subdivision (which was formally Division I-AA), controlled the game from start to finish, dominating th Gophers all day.
The Gophers came into the game a heavy favorite, and Coach Tim Brewster had even made comments declaring that the Gophers should be playing quality teams instead of NDSU. However, NDSU gave the Gophers a good old fashion pounding. Instead of attacking the Gophers pass defense, which in the worst in the nation, the Bison compiled a ridiculous 394 rushing yards. Runningback Tyler Roehl set a school record with 263 on his own.
Despite being outplayed, the Gophers were set to get the ball back with just under two minutes to play trailing only by a touchdown, but a roughing the punter call gave the Bison a first down and allowed them to run out the clock.
With this loss the Gophers are officially out of the running for a bowl game. This will be the first time since 2001 that the team will not be playing in one.