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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.

Gophers Bateman opts out of remainder of the season

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 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.

Gophers pause team activities, cancel game against Wisconsin

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.
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.

Offense regains familiar form in win over Purdue

Paul Hodowanic, Sports Reporter
November 21, 2020
Rebounding from a one touchdown performance against Iowa, the Gophers won a shootout against the Boilermakers.
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.

Gophers survive against Purdue after questionable penalty

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.
A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

Gophers without several players, staff against Purdue

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 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.

Gophers’ defensive issues troubling midway through 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.
Gophers head coach PJ Fleck walks the sidelines at TCF Bank stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Hawkeye defense limits Minnesota passing attack

Matthew Kennedy
November 14, 2020
The Gophers usual bread and butter was unseen for most of the 35-7 blowout loss versus Iowa.
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.

Penalties, ‘inconsistency’ quickly halts Gophers

Brendan O'Brien
November 13, 2020
Minnesota falls to 0-4 against Iowa under Fleck.
Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan launches a pass over Michigan's defensive line on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Gophers lose to Iowa, drop to 1-3

Paul Hodowanic, Sports Reporter
November 13, 2020
Minnesota hasn’t beaten Iowa since 2014.
Gophers Runningback Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball for a touchdown at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Minnesota’s offense clicks with new offensive coordinators

Brendan O'Brien
November 12, 2020
The Gophers have seen success and energy under Mike Sanford and Matt Simon.