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Gophers Beats Middle Tennessee: Reviewing The Predictions And Hopes

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How did I do with pulling predictions out of my hindparts? And did all my hopes come true?

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I've decided to start tracking just how wrong (or heaven forbid...right) I'm going to be this season with my weekly predictions. Because I'm a self immolating fool, that's why. So without further ado, let's take a look back in time.

Predictions

My Prediction

David Cobb rushes for 100 yards. I don't see a second week without a 100 yard rusher and I think the man to benefit from this is Cobb.

The Result

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Thanks for rolling 120 yards past my prediction David! In a way, that almost makes my prediction wrong. But not really. At least not technically. That's all that matters anyhow.

The Prediction

Mitch Leidner will throw 2 TD's and have no interceptions. I can't promise that we'll all feel great about the passing game coming out of this performance, but I do think he'll show us enough to keep everyone from hitting meltdown "BRING OUT THE MINION" territory.

The Result

Um...well...

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I was a WEE bit wrong.

The Prediction

Ryan Santoso makes a FG from longer than 40 yards. No reason, just a feeling.

The Result

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/whistles

The Prediction

Damien Wilson gets an interception. Same thing, just a feeling.

The Result

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Thanks Damien! Much appreciated.

Hopes

The Hope

No one gets hurt. Should have put that out there last week.

The Result

Well crap.

The Hope

No Minnesota pre-snap penalties. The Gophers were close last week.

The Result

GOOD WORK EVERYONE.

The Hope

Force two MTSU turnovers. Because I like momentum swings.

The Result

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Woo hoo!

The Hope

Continue to execute the "give up yards not points" defense. Matt's piece on this earlier in the week got me thinking about this in a way I hadn't before. Even with the Gophers giving up sub 4 yards per play last week it still felt like EIU moved the ball to easily. Yea you read that right. Aren't feelings wonderfully illogical? Anyway, I'm embracing the mindset and would love to see it well executed again with MTSU held to 10 points or less.

The Result

Ok well...for a little while there it was working.

The Hope

No Minnesota turnovers. This will be on the list every week.

The Result

We'll keep working on it.

The Hope

Maxx Williams hurdles 4 tacklers while tossing a pizza crust and dictating the next great American novel. You know he could if he wanted to.

The Result

This didn't happen, but I have sources that tell me Superman wears Maxx Williams underpants.