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Gophers and Northwestern - OPEN THREAD

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Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

TV: BTN
Game Time: 11:01 AM
Radio: 100.3 FM, 1130 AM

The Stats

Minnesota Golden Gophers Northwestern Wildcats
Points / Game 26.4 32.8
Pass Yards 217.2 198.2
Rush Yards 167.4 231.8
3rd Down % 42.5% 51.1%
Key Offensive Player to Watch MarQueis Gray
(will he or wont' he?)

QB-Kain Colter
Points Allowed/Game 19.6 23.7
Pass Yards 181.6 287.8
Rush Yards 139.2 101.8
3rd Down % 36.4% 40.0%
Key Defensive Player to Watch Keanon Cooper
they have a defense?

Three Gopher Questions

  1. How much will Gray play? - This has been discussed here, there and everywhere. But it is what everyone will be watching when the Gopher offense takes the field.
  2. Can the Gopher offense score a lot of points? - This is not a a great Northwestern defense and we should be able to move the ball. But will it translate into points?
  3. Can the Gopher defense contain this dual-running threat? - Colter and Mark resent a unique rushing challenge for our Gopher defense.