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Tanner Morgan is Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week

In his first start, Morgan was great and it did not go unnoticed

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After completing 70.8% of his passes Friday night and throwing for 302 yards and 3 touchdowns, Tanner Morgan earned himself co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors. He shares the award with Rocky Lombardi (I only add that because it is a fantastic name).

This was Morgan’s first collegiate start. Passing for over 300 yards and over 70% completion is impressive. But his 67-yard strike to Rashod Bateman in the 4th quarter to regain the lead was just cold-blooded.

This was the second B1G Freshman of the Week honor earned by the Gophers this year, Mohamed Ibrahim earned this distinction as well after rushing for 157 yards at Ohio State.