Gophers face San Jose State quarterback Fales quarterback with NFL potential

  • Article by: Amelia Rayno , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 20, 2013 - 3:41 PM

David Fales was the nation’s most accurate passer in 2012.

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irelandguySep. 20, 13 7:49 AM

It's time to "set up the loss."

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gregory58Sep. 20, 13 8:31 AM

Been warning you about this guy, MN D better bring their A game or it will be a long afternoon. This team had 22 first downs (in a loss) to Stanford so they are going to move the ball no matter what. Gophers need to be able to run and wear them down, and have a couple of opportune turnovers / sacks. Nice test, at least they are playing a legit team. No, I don't just read the paper, I live 2 miles from SJSU and go to 3-4 games a year, was at the Stanford game too.

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tcoeguySep. 20, 13 8:45 AM

This article makes San Jose State sound pretty good. How come Jerry Kill didn't buy out of this game as well? I thought that was protocol for teams who might pose a challenge in the non-conference schedule.

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gregory58Sep. 20, 13 9:24 AM

tcoe, yes they are pretty good, better than NC. They won 11 games last year and lost to Stanford by 3 (LY). The coach left for the Buffalos, so they have a new system, however the QB and wideouts are back.

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raineyrooSep. 20, 13 9:43 AM

tcoeguy - that's because SJ State is good. While I haven't seen Fales in person like, gregory58 has, I've seen more than a few highlights here on the local news (I live in Walnut Creek). Your Gophers are in for a real dog fight.

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toatsmcgoatsSep. 20, 1310:02 AM

Kill should probably sit this one out, he may not like the outcome.

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johnhloydSep. 20, 1310:04 AM

Somebody screwed up.. Here goes our perfect season!!

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northsportsSep. 20, 1310:32 AM

This article is not setting up a Gopher loss(which is possible) any where near a s much as it is setting up the Vikings first round pick next spring !

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commonsens4uSep. 20, 1311:01 AM

If the Gophers lose this game, then Kill's in real trouble. Then they'd have to win 3 conference games to be bowl eligible and that's uncharted territory for a Kill coached Gopher team. A regression in year #3 would not bode well.

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schilkeSep. 20, 1311:17 AM

Ms Rayno's take on David Fales is absurd. He in fact has run from 3 schools where he faced competition,rather than stay and compete. Mr. Fales clearly does not enjoy challenges, which may not bode well for his performance on Saturday.

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