Wisconsin's running game poses big challenge for Gophers

  • Article by: Joe Christensen , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 22, 2013 - 12:47 AM

It has been almost impossible to slow Wisconsin’s explosive running tandem of Melvin Gordon and James White.

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hodgie999Nov. 21, 1310:40 PM

Wish I could say the Gopher's have a shot but after reading this article I really don't think they have a prayer in beating the Badgers.

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erhovieNov. 22, 13 6:14 AM

I hate to rain on the Gophers parade but they really have beaten weak and battered teams and Wisconsin is neither of those. The Badgers defense might be the most underrated in the country to boot. Wis 34 Min 10

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pantherhawkaNov. 22, 13 6:26 AM

For a preview of tomorrow's bubble burst for the gopher delusional, watch the film of your homecoming beatdown vs. Iowa.

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pantherhawkaNov. 22, 13 6:43 AM

This 8-2 = Brewster's 7-1 smoke and mirrors performance....nothing more!

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vikings1Nov. 22, 13 6:47 AM

Pantherhawk - if anyone has a smoke and mirrors record it's Iowa. Combined record of teams they've beaten is 20-43. Keep up the laughs!

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zygmuntwilfNov. 22, 13 7:59 AM

Wisconsin is great at running the ball in the second half against weaker teams, but they forgot they have a good running game in the last 3 Rose Bowls, for some reason they have a tradition of giving up on it against good teams. For the Gophers to win Saturday, they have to have better linebackers--and I think they do this year, but first, they have to keep it close into the second half.

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zygmuntwilfNov. 22, 13 8:23 AM

Pantherhawk: Were you alive the last time Iowa beat Nebraska? The weakest team in recent Nebraska history will still end up in a better bowl than Iowa, and if Minnesota wins one of two remaining games, so will the Gophers.

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pantherhawkaNov. 22, 13 9:05 AM

Vikings, what does it say about the team that was smoked in their homecoming game by someone whose conquests are a mere 20-43 combined????

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optimateNov. 22, 13 9:15 AM

Claeys yes, Kill no.

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vikings1Nov. 22, 13 9:27 AM

Pantherhawk - let me understand your flawed logic...if we're a smoke and mirrors team like you say and we're the only team with a winning record you've beaten that somehow makes Iowa a good team. 20-43 is the combined records of the teams Iowa has beaten. If I was you I'd tread lightly the rest of the season since Iowa has just as good of a chance as Mn to go winless the rest of the year.

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