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Snap Reactions: Are Gophers better off with Shortell?

Wrapping up today’s action, Minnesota held off Syracuse, 17-10, and Louisiana Tech dropped Illinois, 52-24. As he’s done all day, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his thoughts and analysis from the action under the lights in this post. See his early game thoughts and afternoon thoughts. Minnesota 17, Syracuse 10 1. The Gopher defense looks legit. The unit faced a Syracuse offense that ranked No. 3 in the nation in passing entering the game. But Minnesota responded. On this night, Syracuse had 350 yards but only 10 points, while Minnesota forced four turnovers. 2. I wonder if Minnesota would

Jerry Kill

Minnesota holds off Syracuse, moves to 4-0

Donnell Kirkwood rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns and the Minnesota defense showed it is no longer the pushover it has been for decades in a 17-10 victory over Syracuse on Saturday night. The Golden Gophers forced four turnovers and Max Shortell threw for 231 yards in place of injured starter MarQueis Gray to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2008. Ryan Nassib threw for 228 yards and a touchdown for Syracuse (1-3), but he was intercepted twice and lost a fumble. The Orange also committed 10 penalties, including four false starts in suddenly rowdy TCF Bank

Donnell Kirkwood

3rd Quarter Recap: Minnesota 14, Syracuse 3

Donnell Kirkwood led Minnesota in the quarter. He ran for 34 yards and one touchdown, and the Golden Gophers now lead 14-3. Minnesota opened up the lead, 14-3, after marching down the field for a 12-play, 87-yard drive that ended when Kirkwood pounded in a one-yard touchdown run. The Golden Gophers’ Max Shortell hit 200 yards passing for the game in the quarter, part of his 200-yard passing performance thus far. Minnesota has the ball at its own 45-yard line to begin the fourth quarter. [ PREVIEW | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER | WATCH ON

Donnell Kirkwood

2nd Quarter Recap: Minnesota 7, Syracuse 3

Minnesota and Syracuse combined for a total of no points and one turnover in a sloppy second quarter and the margin is still four, as the Golden Gophers lead 7-3. Minnesota will receive to start the second half. [ PREVIEW | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER | WATCH ON BTN2GO ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, BTN.com posts recaps after every quarter of every Big Ten football game. Use the links above for more info on this specific game, including full Big Ten campus weather reports. And enter your zip code below to find

A.J. Barker

1st Quarter Recap: Minnesota 7, Syracuse 3

Minnesota got things going through the air, passing for 91 yards in the quarter, and the Golden Gophers lead 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. Minnesota scored when Donnell Kirkwood ran two yards to paydirt to put the finishing touches on a five-play, 58-yard drive, giving the Golden Gophers the game’s first lead. The key play on Minnesota’s drive was Antonio Johnson’s 40-yard pass to Devin Crawford-Tufts. Syracuse polished off a 67-yard drive when Ross Krautman drilled a 33-yard field goal to make the score 7-3. The Orange drove across midfield after Ryan Nassib’s 24-yard pass to Alec

Minnesota Gophers quarterback Max Shortell (11) attempts a pass in the third quarter against the Western Michigan Broncos at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers defeated the Broncos 28-23. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE

Week 4 previews: In search of some momentum

It’s time for my weekly ranking of the Big Ten’s slate of games and Week 4 holds some intriguing matchups. See where your team’s game ranks on my list and get my complete preview of all ten Big Ten games (Purdue and Indiana are off this week). Also, every Saturday BTN.com editors provide Rapid Recaps with quarterly updates from every game topped off with my Saturday Snap Reactions. Coming this week: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech; Iowa vs. C. Michigan; Michigan State vs. E. Michigan; Michigan vs. Notre Dame; Minnesota vs. Syracuse; Nebraska vs. Idaho State; Northwestern vs. S. Dakota; Ohio

Revsine's Numbers: Three unbeaten teams remain

Last week, I opened the column by dwelling on the negative. Not happening this week. We’re starting with the positive – the Big Ten’s three unbeaten teams. Ohio State is the first, and perhaps least surprising, of those unbeatens – and Urban Meyer’s team has gotten there with, no surprise, a high-powered offense. 30: The Buckeyes have scored at least 30 points in each of their first three games. If they can do it for a fourth straight time Saturday against UAB, it would be just the second time OSU has pulled that off in the first four contests of

Michigan's Roy Roundtree

Week 4: We predict all 10 Big Ten games

Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After three weeks, it’s Tom and BTN.com fans on top, at 28-8, while Brent is in the cellar, at 27-9. See our Week 4 predictions and choose your winners in this post. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 28-8; .778 Tom: 28-8; .778 Brent: 27-9; .750 [Related: Dienhart’s Big Ten questions for Week 4] Louisiana Tech (2-0) vs. Illinois (2-1) – 8 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go Tom’s

Michigan Wolverines tight end Devin Funchess (19) and running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) celebrate a touchdown by Funchess during the first quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Dienhart: My Big Ten questions for Week 4

As I do every Wednesday, I have questions that I hope are answered Saturday. One week away from the start of Big Ten play, here are my most pressing queries for the 10 Big Ten teams in action this week. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. Illinois Will Nathan Scheelhaase be back? It sounds like he may be over an ankle injury suffered in the opener. Scheelhaase has missed the last two games, which the Fighting Illini have split. But Illinois

Dienhart: Q&A with Minnesota's Derrick Wells

Minnesota has been one of the pleasant surprises in the Big Ten, notching a 3-0 start that has fans thinking the Golden Gophers have a good chance to play in a bowl for the first time since 2009. A big reason for Minnesota’s strong start has been a surprisingly strong defense. Last season, the Gophers were 11th in the Big Ten in scoring defense (31.7 ppg) and rushing defense (186.4 ypg), while ranking ninth vs. the pass (216.7 ypg) and 10th overall (403.1 ypg). Compounding matters was a turnover margin that was last in the conference. But all of that