There’s a reason to cheer for the Minnesota Gophers football team, and it has nothing to do with being a fan of the team, the players, or the Big Ten conference in general. Minnesota is a team that is playing for a purpose. A team that is playing to honor a member of their own, head coach Jerry Kill, who had to step away from the team and the game he loves to deal with personal health issues.
It came in a losing effort, yes, but Ameer Abdullah‘s hurdling run was a highlight regardless of the outcome Saturday afternoon. Watch Abdullah hurdle a Gopher on his way to a nifty 22-yard scamper in Nebraska’s 34-23 loss at Minnesota. Abdullah finished the day with a game-high 165 yards rushing.
With it being the last Saturday before Halloween, Goldy the Gopher made sure to bring a festive spirit to TCF Bank Stadium for Saturday’s game vs. Nebraska. Watch a video of Goldy dancing around in one of his costumes, and check out all of his different costumes in this post.
It’s no secret that Minnesota wide receivers have struggled in 2013. Well, there was no struggling on Derrick Engel‘s part – at least not on a fourth-and-10 in the second quarter Saturday. Engel hauled in a highlight-reel 33-yard scoring strike form Philip Nelson to give the Gophers a 14-10 lead over Nebraska. Watch the fourth-down grab in this post.
It’s rare for a one-yard run to drop jaws, but that’s just what Braxton Miller did on his short highlight-reel scoring run last season at Penn State. The run was so great, in fact, the Ohio State quarterback picked it as his “Signature Moment.” And to think it almost didn’t happen.
As former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi said following the Hawkeyes’ 2010 Orange Bowl victory: “If you don’t love it, leave it. USA, No. 1.” One Iowa fan at Saturday’s game vs. Northwestern agrees 100 percent.