A Floydian slip as Gophers fall to Iowa for first loss of season

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 30, 2012 - 8:11 AM

The Gophers came into Iowa with rare perfection but left looking disheveled -- oh, and without that little bronze pig.

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dirtydogsSep. 29, 12 2:22 PM

An embarrassment...and a step backwards. Kill has not proven he can win in the Big Ten. At least we should not have a QB controversy when Gray gets back. Shortell is way way way too inconsistent and inaccurate as a passer. Again...a HUGE step backwards.

guth54Sep. 29, 12 2:24 PM

Finally the Gophers got to see how they measured up against another NCAA D-1 FBS team (a very average Big 10 Iowa too)!

riverbirchSep. 29, 12 2:25 PM

I agree with dirtydogs. Max is a good relieve pitcher but not a starter. If Gray can't come back give the job to Nelson.

binkimaeSep. 29, 12 2:27 PM

I see that, once again, the Gophers saved their best for the Big Ten games. Congratulations.

vlombardySep. 29, 12 2:28 PM

Welcome back to the real world, Gopher fans. And the same to Vike fans tomorrow.

diogenesnySep. 29, 12 2:36 PM

Well, the bandwagon certainly has a very low loading floor, to see the speed at which people jumped off the bandwagon. What a miserable lot of fair-weather fans!

odannyboySep. 29, 12 2:37 PM

Boy, the Gophers just can't win away, can they? Good news is that the Vikings will win at Detroit tomorrow. By two touchdowns.

antigopherSep. 29, 12 2:42 PM

Unfortunately, this isn't Facebook, so there's no "like" button. Weisman looked impressive again in 2.5 games. Gophers withered under a motivated "D".

zyxwvuSep. 29, 12 2:48 PM

I was struck by how iowa's D flew to the ball and made tackles while I lost count of missed tackles by the gophers half way through the game. turnovers, sure, but you can't miss 2,3,4 tackles on a play and expect to win.

jsimple3Sep. 29, 12 2:49 PM

For my entire 51 years (including at least 45 as a Gopher fan) every year I'm full of optimism, like Charlie Brown thinking that, THIS time, this time, Lucy won't pull the ball back when he tries to kick it. As I lie on my back, staring at the sky again, nursing my latest wound, I vow NEVER to be that gullible again. Until next year, at least.


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