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Gophers Suffer Homecoming Loss to Northwestern 21-13

The Gopher football team lost 21-13 Saturday afternoon on Homecoming to Northwestern. The Gophers had numerous chances in the final 5 minutes but Max Shortell's attempts at the end zone on 3rd and 4th and goal with just over 2 mintes left failed. Shortell started the game but was replaced by Marquis Gray in the 2nd quarter. Gray played until the end of the 3rd quarter when he aggravated his ankle injury.

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Gray Ruled Out For Gophers Saturday

Gopher starting quarterback Marquis Gray has been ruled out by the Gophers for Saturday's game at home against Syracuse because of a high ankle sprain to his left ankle. Sophomore Max Shortell will get the start at quarterback with Gray out. Gopher head coach Jerry Kill says there isn't a quarterback controversy with Shortell and Gray and that freshman Philip Nelson will be the backup to Shortell this Saturday.

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Shortell Leads Gophers to 28-23 Win Over Western Michigan

Sophomore quarterback Max Shortell replaced an injured Marquis Gray in the first half and threw 3 touchdown passes in route to a 28-23 Gopher win over Western Michigan Saturday afternoon. Shortell was 10-17 passing for 188 yards and 3 touchdowns. Gray left the game with what he's calling a minor ankle injury. A.J. Barker led the Gophers with 5 catches for 101 yards and 3 touchdowns and Donnell Kirkwood led Minnesota with 110 yards rushing.

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Gopher Football Routs New Hampshire

The Gopher football team improved to 2-0 after routing New Hampshire 44-7 Saturday afternoon. Marquis Gray threw for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Gophers. Donnell Kirkwood ran for 70 yards and 1 touchdown for the Gophers. Isaac Fruechte led the Gophers with 2 catches for 53 yards and a touchdown.

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Gopher Football Wins Season Opener In 3 Overtimes

The Gopher Football team won their season opener 30-27 in 3 overtimes at UNLV Thursday night. Jordan Wettstein made a 32-yard field goal in the 3rd overtime to win the game. Marquis Gray threw for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 68 yards. Gray missed on some possible touchdown passes earlier in the game and threw for 1 interception that set up UNLV's first field goal.

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Gophers Open Season at UNLV Tonight

The Gopher football team begins the 2012 season at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas at 10pm (CT) tonight, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 9:00. Minnesota was 3-9 in 2011 under, then first year head coach Jerry Kill. Kill has increased his win total in his 2nd year at each location his been at in his coaching career. Senior Marquis Gray will get the start at quarterback.

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Gophers Sticking With Gray At QB

Gopher head football coach Jerry Kill is sticking with junior Marquis Gray as his starting quarterback against New Mexico State this Saturday. Gray was 7-12 passing for 94 yards and ran for 47 yards in the loss against USC Saturday. Gray left the game in the 2nd half with cramps and was replaced by freshman Max Shortell.

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Gopher Football Loses Heartbreaker At USC

The Gopher football team under new head coach Jerry Kill lost a tight game 19-17 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles Saturday. Minnesota trailed 19-3 at halftime but outscored the Trojans 14-0 in the 2nd half. Minnesota had the ball with 2 minutes remaning deep in their own territory when backup quarterback Max Shortell threw an interception. Shortell replaced an injured Marquis Gray. Shortell was 9-13 passing for 98 yards and 1 touchdown on the day.

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