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Canceled Gophers games loom large as championship week approaches

The Gopher and Wolverine lines clash at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24. Minnesota fell to Michigan 49-24 in their first showing of the season.
Brendan O'Brien
December 2, 2020
Minnesota was not in contention for the Big Ten championship game, but the cancellation against Wisconsin significantly changed the outlook for the championship.

Gophers football canceled against Northwestern

Thomas Barber and Coney Durr tackle Purdue on Saturday, Nov. 10 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers beat the Boilermakers 41-10.
Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
November 30, 2020
Minnesota will not play in two consecutive weeks due to rising COVID-19 cases, but still hopes to play in the final week of the season at Nebraska.

Gophers Bateman opts out of remainder of the season

Gophers Wide Receiver Rashod Bateman carries the ball at the 2020 Outback Bowl on Wednesday, Jan. 1.  The Gophers went on to take the game 31-24 over the Auburn Tigers.
Nolan O'Hara, Sports Editor
November 25, 2020
Gophers fans will have to wait until the 2021 NFL season to see Rashod Bateman back on the field.

Gophers pause team activities, cancel game against Wisconsin

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.
Nolan O'Hara, Sports Reporter
November 24, 2020
Minnesota won’t face Wisconsin for the first time since 1906 amid a rise in positive COVID-19 cases within the program.

Offense regains familiar form in win over Purdue

Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan takes a dive at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.
Paul Hodowanic, Sports Reporter
November 20, 2020
Rebounding from a one touchdown performance against Iowa, the Gophers won a shootout against the Boilermakers.

Gophers survive against Purdue after questionable penalty

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.
Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
November 20, 2020
Minnesota almost blew an 11-point lead but were saved by an offensive pass interference penalty followed by an interception.

Gophers without several players, staff against Purdue

A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.
Brendan O'Brien, Sport Reporter
November 20, 2020
Minnesota will be without 20 players due to injury and COVID-19 as well as offensive line coach Brian Callahan and other staff members.

Gophers’ defensive issues troubling midway through season

Gophers linebacker Mariano Sori-Marin follows the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24. Minnesota fell to Michigan 49-24 in their first showing of the season.
Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
November 18, 2020
With young, inexperienced players and difficulties against the run, Minnesota might not see significant improvement until 2021.

Hawkeye defense limits Minnesota passing attack

Gophers head coach PJ Fleck walks the sidelines at TCF Bank stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Matthew Kennedy
November 13, 2020
The Gophers usual bread and butter was unseen for most of the 35-7 blowout loss versus Iowa.

Penalties, ‘inconsistency’ quickly halts Gophers

Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan prepares to launch a pass at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24. Minnesota fell to Michigan 49-24 in their first showing of the season.
Brendan O'Brien
November 13, 2020
Minnesota falls to 0-4 against Iowa under Fleck.