Skeddy writes "the Gophers last few seasons have been just like this."
How about the last 50 seasons? I am still on record as saying that things like this are the only reason I have any interest in Gopher football at all. Sure if they'd go to the Rose Bowl I'd watch and want them to win, and you can call me bandwagon for that, but if sports are supposed to be entertainment for us as we grind through life's day to day attrition, then this is what is entertaining/intruiging about the gophers football program. Recently saw the odds for winning the Big 10, and it started at 5-1 and grew gradually to 100-1, which were the odds of the eighth and ninth teams. The bottom two teams, the Gophers and Indiana, had 1000-1 odds of winning the bit 10. I thought that a pretty tremendous jump, 100-1 all the way to 1000-1.
The worst part is that it wasn't something fluky, but SoDak moved the ball with little difficulty. The Gophers were 30 point favorites. Ish.