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Minnesota Football: Gopher offensive line honors start of Spooktober with skeleton war stories

Where were you?

Maryland v Minnesota Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images

Most people tend to associate the month of October with Halloween, and not enough seem to remember the real reason for the season: the skeleton war. What is the skeleton war, you ask? Well if you have to ask, you are part of the problem.

Thankfully, the Minnesota offensive line is here to help educate the general public. Starting center Conner Olson led the charge on Twitter yesterday, taking a moment on October 1st to celebrate the start of Spooktober by issuing a rallying cry to his fellow big men:

Many answered the call, including starting left guard Blaise Andries, who recalled summoning spirits from beyond the grave to serve under the wordless leadership of Michael Myers (otherwise known in the annals of history as the Hero of Haddonfield):

And right guard Axel Ruschmeyer, who took up arms against the Headless Horseman:

Newcomer Jackson Ruschmeyer, younger brother to Axel and a true freshman offensive lineman, referenced the unpopular Dead Draft that was implemented to enlist reinforcements for the soft-spoken, machete-wielding Jason Voorhees:

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t include tight end Ko Kieft’s contribution:

I have to say, it is refreshing to see student-athletes who are so passionate about honoring a period of history that frankly does not get nearly enough attention, and I think it speaks to the culture that P.J. Fleck has created at Minnesota.

So, where were you for the skeleton war?