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The Colorado Buffaloes fans better hope the squad plays one heck of a game on Saturday as the odds are decidedly against them. They are staying on the road to face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at 3:30 p.m. ET Sept. 17 at Huntington Bank Stadium. The Buffaloes will be seeking to avenge the 30 to nothing loss they suffered the last time these two teams played Sept. 18 of last year.
The afternoon started off rough for Colorado last week, and it ended that way, too. Things couldn’t have gone much worse for them as they lost 41-10 to the Air Force Falcons. QB J.T. Shrout had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw one interception with a passing completion percentage of only 23.81%.
Meanwhile, you can’t lose the game if you win every quarter, and that was precisely Minnesota’s strategy against the Western Illinois Leathernecks last week. The Golden Gophers claimed a resounding 62-10 victory over WIU at home. With Minnesota ahead 31-3 at the half, the contest was all but over already.
Minnesota’s win lifted them to 2-0 while Colorado’s loss dropped them down to 0-2. We’ll find out if Minnesota can add another positive mark to their record or if the Buffaloes can shake off the defeat and take the spring out of Minnesota’s step.
Hear from Coach Fleck and student-athletes as they meet with the media after the #Gophers 49-7 win over Colorado.
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Another fun Saturday at the Bank in the books! pic.twitter.com/6FKtJYMaxi
The #Gophers (3-0) absolutely trounce the PAC-12’s Colorado Buffaloes in a 49-7 rout.
Minnesota now travels to face #9 Michigan State in East Lansing next week.
Takeaways, quotes, recruit reaction and more coming on @Minnesota247.
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#Gophers defense will take the field at the 36 yard line with just over four minutes remaining in this one.
Kaliakmanis is hit late in the slide and Colorado will be assessed a 15 yard penalty.
The tackle included targeting which is now under review.
#Gophers will start the drive on the 25 yard line following a touchback.
Athan Kaliakmanis is now under center for the #Gophers!
Touchdown, Colorado. #Gophers lead 49-7 with 8:55 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Welcome to the party, @BryceWill21 ! pic.twitter.com/sEZpckCyuI
Bryce Williams breaks loose for 22 yards and the score! pic.twitter.com/umGBCnyCKq
Bryce Williams gets in on the action, and scampers up the middle for a 22-yard touchdown. #Gophers now with 310 rushing yards with 14:14 to go.
Cole Kramer will takeover under center for this drive! pic.twitter.com/rQqOyjjt4C
Oh hey, @Clay6Geary 👋 pic.twitter.com/cYl5VlKGVM
Not a bad first career TD. 👀@Clay6Geary x @GopherFootball pic.twitter.com/3Ua495pwZ9
With that touchdown pass, @T_morg2 becomes the second #Gophers quarterback to register 60 career touchdown passes. #RTB // #SkiUMah // #Gophers pic.twitter.com/KNdl8qv68v
Morgan finds Clay Geary in the deep corner of the end zone! pic.twitter.com/bcHSGNwrOi
.@_MoIbrahim‘s last rush for 15 yards put him at 202 yards on the day, making Mo the first #Gophers player to ever have four career 200+ yard games. pic.twitter.com/QNWHAHyhqk
Colorado goes for it on fourth down but the #Gophers break up the pass and will takeover on the 40 yard line!
#Gophers defense will take the field and the second half is underway!
Oh yeah, we’re having fun. pic.twitter.com/4aA2XWxvdV
#Gophers 35, Colorado 0 at halftime.
Minnesota with 349 total yards to Colorado’s 39.
Mo Ibrahim with 20/179/3. pic.twitter.com/IudPuGcKRK
We love a @dylanwright_4 tuddy. pic.twitter.com/DchtbI5sYz
☑️ Foot down
☑️ Touchdown @dylanwright_4 x @GopherFootball pic.twitter.com/xMBCX9PJgJ
We’re not done yet!
The deep ball is grabbed by Dylan Wright over the back shoulder! pic.twitter.com/z3eW2TG5zh
Defense comes up big and the offense will get the ball back at the 47 yard line with 1:05 on the clock to halftime!
Fun first half 🦀 https://t.co/oLTI6sDynP
This was just *chefs kiss* perfection. pic.twitter.com/KFqrIRjHTj
Time to go to the air 🙌@chrisautmanbell hauls in the TD to stretch @GopherFootball‘s lead. pic.twitter.com/zSiqgsthxu
Tanner Morgan drops it in the bucket to Chris Autman-Bell.
39-yard touchdown in stride. #Gophers 28
1:37 left in the first half.
WHAT A DIME TO CRAB!
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