Horned Frogs and Golden Gophers to meet on the gridiron for just the second time.
“We had a long conversation about whether to have this series,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said of himself and his friend, Minnesota coach Jerry Kill. “It really came down to, there wasn’t really anybody else. There wasn’t really anybody out there that we could play.”
After facing an FCS school and a Conference USA member, it is time for the Gophers to step up the competition and hit the road to face a team at or above their level. You know the schedule gets real when you face a team that actually has an SBN Blog. Texas Christian University is a good team in a good conference. This is the first non-conference, BCS opponent we have faced on the road since Kill's first game as Minnesota's head coach in 20111 when he got to open the season at USC. I am sure he sent a thank you card to Coach Brew for that one.
Cobb was named the co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, sharing the award with Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt. In Minnesota's 35-24 victory Saturday, Cobb carried the ball 29 times for a career high 220 yards and two touchdowns. In doing so, he became the school's first 200-yard rusher since 2005, and gained the 12th-most yards in a game in Gophers history.
The Gophers are off to a 2-0 start, but starting quarterback Mitch Leidner is sidelined because of a knee injury suffered late in Minnesota's 35-24 win Saturday over Middle Tennessee State.
The strong and weak continue to keep plenty of company in college football’s non-conference scheduling, but several in the Big 12 this week are leaving the company of the Little Sisters for a more daring experience.
SMU coach June Jones resigned Monday only two games into his seventh season at the school, citing unspecified personal reasons for the decision.