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Gophers Football 2019
« on: October 05, 2019, 07:06:16 PM »
Since I couldn't find it quickly and I know there are some fans here let's get a thread back up here where we can see it. With the Twinkies looking like they're circling the bowl and the Vikings going who knows where, they create a nice diversion if nothing else.

A little sweet revenge today against Illinoise after getting ambushed last year. Gophers offense runs roughshod over a crummy defense and the defense holds up to help them put the game away. To be perfectly honest tho, the Illini are terrible, with Lovie Smith sporting an 11-30 record in 4 years so far at Illinoise. The Gophers have had too many close games so far so one just waits for the other shoe to drop. The Fuskers come to town next week so this should be their toughest test to date. Their starting QB got hurt and not sure what his status will be by next Saturday. They managed to beat Northwestern tho so the Gophers will have to bring their A game if they want to establish themselves as contenders not pretenders.
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 09:04:37 PM »
Yes it has been fun to watch the Gophers.  Man their QB is a fighter.  That is what it takes to win.  The whole team is fighters actually.  That is why they are winning...

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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 09:43:49 AM »
Let's hope they haven't suddenly decided they're good and look past Maryland to Penn State. Be a shame to get ambushed at home. Maryland could do it if they don't play good D again. This is why PJ gets paid the big bucks. So they don't have letdowns. Still somewhat of a PJ skeptic. Beat Maryland, Iowa (I want Floyd back), and Northwestern (weather's usually crap & Gophers tend to lose there) and the season was still a success. Beat Penn State and Bucky too? Asking too much.

Only watched the last quarter against Rutgers but listened to most of it on the radio. Always scratch my head seeing that offensive line and the running backs they have, they should be able to run the ball almost at will on anybody. Took 'em a while to get rolling but once they did, it wasn't much of a game. Almost looked like PJ called off the dogs and let Rutgers score. That's OK. They've had a rough season and there are rumblings about whether they want to continue trying to compete in the Big 10. I think Nebraska might be having some of the same thoughts... :rotflmao:

PS - Kudos to Lovie for upsetting Bucky! Hear some of the same drivel emanating from Madison & Green Bay. A healthy serving of crow serves to cleanse their palates from time to time.  :happy1:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 02:51:52 PM »
As Sid Hartman used to say when you could still understand him, "Unbleevable!" Gophers pull off a major upset and beat #4 Penn St. in a thriller! Some buddies were at the game so we were texting back & forth.  TCF was electric today. Gophers got some breaks but so did Penn St. All for naught. Gophers win 31-26 and are unbeaten atop the B1G west. 9-0 for the first time since 1904. That's all that matters.  :happy1: Now on to Iowa next week to avenge the loss from last year. Time to get Floyd back!  :cool:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 02:55:42 PM »
 :happy1:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 12:44:57 AM »
As Sid Hartman used to say when you could still understand him, "Unbleevable!" Gophers pull off a major upset and beat #4 Penn St. in a thriller! Some buddies were at the game so we were texting back & forth.  TCF was electric today. Gophers got some breaks but so did Penn St. All for naught. Gophers win 31-26 and are unbeaten atop the B1G west. 9-0 for the first time since 1904. That's all that matters.  :happy1: Now on to Iowa next week to avenge the loss from last year. Time to get Floyd back!  :cool:
:happy1: :scratch: Careful, I smell an ambush. ;) :rolleyes: :smiley:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 07:59:28 AM »
Yes and as Sid also used to say.  "They are all close personal friends of mine".    What a great game.   :happy1: :happy1:  I see Fleck and Pete Carroll being similar.  They all thought having Carroll as a Head Coach was out of his league.  He is a little superstitious and has his quirks and that is what makes him different in a good way.  I see PJ being so positive that is hard to believe but he is making it work.  That is great too! 

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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 08:30:14 AM »
After the Jeez O Beez O & Timmy Brewster experiences I thought oh boy, here we go again. So far PJ has pulled it off. His positivity is unreal and he's got the players to buy in. He's not afraid to discipline people either if they screw up even if it means putting the team at a disadvantage. Interesting cat. If he continues to have success I see another Lou Hoax in the making. Could an ambush at Iowa City happen? Sure. Can happen anywhere. Just ask Bucky!  :shocked: The pig has resided in Iowa the past 4 years. No doubt PJ wants Floyd back in MN, bad, after the beatdown they got last year at home.     
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2019, 07:39:22 AM »
 :crazy: game yday. The Hawks had 'em off balance the 1st half & made it look easy. The 2nd half was quite the opposite & I thought for sure the Gophers were going to come back & take it. A lot of big plays by both teams on both sides of the ball, heck of a game. Too bad somebody had to lose, hope Morgan isn't hurt too bad & that they beat Bucky. Hawks gave it their best shot but fell a couple plays short on that 1. :pouty: Fleck looks like he's starting to build something good up there. :cool:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2019, 10:05:15 AM »
I agree. That officiating crew yesterday didn't look like they knew if they were afoot or horseback either much of the game with bad calls or non-calls on both teams. A lot of holding non-calls on IA in the first half and pass interference on MN that wasn't called that should've been. Plus that crew couldn't spot the ball to save their souls.

No doubt Fleck has something going on. There were reputedly 50 potential recruits at the Penn St. game so that couldn't have hurt. Some pretty good redshirts that could've played this year but PJ wanted to honor the loyalty of the guys who played under Claeys. Good move on his part. Now if we can just hang onto him. The ghost of Lou Hoax still lurks in many Gopher minds... :shocked:   
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2019, 10:28:19 AM »
I read on another site, IDO, that Fleck ran onto the field and got a penalty????? they sure were yacking that up over there?????? :scratch: :scratch:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 10:30:46 AM »
that's when the off setting penalties happened..
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2019, 10:53:51 AM »
I read on another site, IDO, that Fleck ran onto the field and got a penalty????? they sure were yacking that up over there?????? :scratch: :scratch:
Big penalty at a crucial point in the game. :tut: Hawks would've had to punt from deep in their own end zone but that penalty gave 'em a first down. Gophers were rollin 'bout then & gettin the ball near mid - field they might've went right down & scored like they did early in the 3rd quarter. Old Mo is fickle & that series could've easily changed the whole game. :crazy:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2019, 11:02:53 AM »
that's when the off setting penalties happened..
It was 2 Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties that strangely because they happened so far apart weren't off setting. :scratch: 1st penalty was on Ia & cost them 1/2 the distance to the goal line(~1.5 yds), 2nd was on PJ & cost them 15 yards. Never knew of that 1.  :confused:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2019, 11:35:14 AM »
Ya, those baffled me...and Iowa got the first down outta that one.... :scratch:

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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2020, 11:38:40 AM »
so how does everyone thing the rodents will do today??????? i'm impressed with how that program has come along, but I still don't think there in the same league as Auburn.

I see them getting beat by 20. hope i'm wrong. I win would really help the recruiting a bunch!!!!!!!
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2020, 12:25:01 PM »
so how does everyone thing the rodents will do today??????? i'm impressed with how that program has come along, but I still don't think there in the same league as Auburn.

I see them getting beat by 20. hope i'm wrong. I win would really help the recruiting a bunch!!!!!!!
Not looking too good right now.  10-3 Auburn.

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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2020, 12:34:21 PM »
Tied again now 10-10

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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2020, 01:35:00 PM »
24-17 Gophers at half...Wow, what a catch for the go ahead TD!!!!

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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2020, 01:36:19 PM »
OMG WHAT a friggin awesome catch. I can't believe how well the gophers are playing. :happy1: :happy1:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2020, 03:26:09 PM »
Unbelievable. I would if never thunk it. :happy1: :happy1:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2020, 03:32:30 PM »
That catch from #85 on 4th down to try to get in FG range at the end was awesome. Great game, might be the best they played all year. :happy1: :cool:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2020, 03:48:40 PM »
Awesome victory!!! :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2020, 03:59:08 PM »
Now that was a good game!

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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2020, 04:04:49 PM »
That catch from #85 on 4th down to try to get in FG range at the end was awesome. Great game, might be the best they played all year. :happy1: :cool:
They might've  :scratch: even beat the Hawks if they'd played like that.  :evil: ;) :smiley: 1st 11 win season since 1905, thought I heard 'em say. :Clap: :bow:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2020, 04:32:34 PM »

Ski-U-freeking-Mah :happy1: :happy1:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2020, 07:04:17 PM »
The wife and I became Gopher fans about 5 or 6 years ago.  Great Saturday fun.  Man they just plain looked like a tough and like good team all of the way today.   :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:

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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2020, 10:24:24 PM »
I was 3 when the Gophers played in their last Rose Bowl. Started keeping up with them when my brother attended the U in the late 60's. Became a fan in high school when we performed at half time as part of a high school band invitational program. We sat in bleachers set up on the open end. It was a cold, nasty day. Think that was probably my first experience with graupel too... :rotflmao: When I attended the U, I had season tickets the first couple years at Memorial Stadium. Tony Dungy was quarterback & they were fun to watch. Today's been a long time coming. They played well, with authority and truly made the state proud.  :happy1:
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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2020, 11:12:39 AM »
What instrument did you play in the band?! :scratch: the blow horn. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :mooning: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:
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Re: Gophers Football 2019
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2020, 01:29:01 PM »
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