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Minnesota Gophers Football News and Links: TCU Hangover Edition

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Good morning, Gophers. That was a pretty fun game last night, huh?  Today I'm feeling a bit on the didn't-get-enough-sleep-and-this-headache-sucks side.  If you're in the same boat, enjoy the today's musical selection with the volume cranked way down.  Straight out of K-Billy's Super Sounds of the Seventies:

I've always wondered how the label felt about this song. After all, it's about the band's experience at dinner with record label executives.  Also, that bassist is 100% seventies. On to the links!

TCU vs. Minnesota - Team Statistics - September 3, 2015 - ESPN
Highlights: Leidner's 54% passing accuracy. Rodney Smith's 5.5 YPA. Lowlights: Leidner's QBR of 18. Nugget's 3.3 YPA. Only rushing for 144 yards as a team. Losing the time of possession battle by almost ten minutes.

Gophers drop chances to knock off No. 2 TCU -
JC hits this recap on the head with this quote:

TCU outgained the Gophers 449-341, but the main difference was Boykin — and two crushing first-half fumbles by the Gophers.

Determined defense slows No. 2 TCU, but Minnesota Gophers fall 23-17 in opener | FOX Sports
This is the AP report for the game, so nothing special, but here's a great exchange between two friends.

Longtime friends TCU coach Gary Patterson and Minnesota coach Jerry Kill met at midfield after another tough game and shook hands. "He said, `We're never going to play each other again,'" Kill said. "I said, `That's right.'"

Gophers' time runs out in loss to No. 2 TCU -
After a brief nine-question survey, you'll be able to read this recap. The biggest question is: will the PP ever get their website right?

TCU vs Minnesota Recap: 5 Things We Learned - Frogs O' War
Frogs O War has some thoughts from their side of the field.

Gallery: TCU 23, Gophers 17 -
45 pics from the Strib. Including a one that shows just how incomplete that pass to Listenbee was that the ref was looking right at and called a reception.