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Gophers end season to forget

Despite a strong effort the Minnesota Gophers football team lost their final game of the season Saturday to the Wisconsin Badgers. The Gophers played uncharacteristically well, but missed opportunities led to a 41-34 defeat.

The Gophers finished the season 1-11 overall and set a school record for losses in a single season. They were also winless (0-8) in Big Ten play for the first time since 1983.

The Gophers made a final stop to get the ball back for what could have been a game tying drive with 1:25 left in the game. However, a tipped Adam Weber pass was intercepted by Ben Strickland, the same player who blocked the infamous punt two years ago.

To say it was a rough first season for head coach Tim Brewster would be an understatement. The Gophers will lose some key players this offseason but Brewster hopes to recruit players better suited to his spread offense. Only time will tell if this will spell success for the Gophers.

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Upon Further Review: Badgers 41, Gophers 34