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Who are these Gophers?

Laurence Maroney

The Gophers are awaiting word on their bowl location, so while we wait for a decision let's review just exactly what this team is all about and names that made them competitive.

Wherever the Gophers go bowling, they promise to bring a powerful offense with them. Not only do they have a punishing running game — 293.2 yards per game to lead the Big Ten — they also throw it extremely well. That might surprise a lot of observers who look at QB Asad Abdul Khaliq and see a scatter-armed thrower and not a polished quarterback. But take another look. Abdul-Khaliq is an...

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