Last weekend the Minnesota Golden Gophers had a big conference game against the Northwestern Wildcats. The Gophers ended their two game losing streak and beat the Northwestern Wildcats 35-24. The win was not only important to this season, it was also the first time that the Golden Gophers football program had won its first Big 10 Conference game of the season since 2005. It also cemented a record for the first time the Minnesota Gophers had won their first two road games since 2003... Gopher fans should be hopeful that this boost in confidence will carry over to this weekend against the Badgers.
Adam Weber had a strong game completing 15 of 26 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Fellow senior and captain Eric Decker also had a great game receiving for 84 yards and posting two touchdowns. If the Weber-Decker chemistry continues as it has, these two will be hard to stop come late season when there are Bowl Games on the line. Other notable players include Nate Tripplett and Simoni Lawrence who each finished with 10 tackles and Kim Royston scooped up his second career interception.
The Gophers should be proud of themselves for a solid win against the Wildcats, lets just hope that confidence comes with them this weekend!
Lets GO Gophers!