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Minnesota....

dparks

Travel Squad
15 Year Member
Beating inferior teams in the last minute every week. Good thing they schedule 1-aa and weak 1-a teams.
 

izzycohen

Hayseed
10 Year Member
winning close games, regardless of the opponent, is a good thing. It may take a while to get the team playing well. In the meantime they are not absorbing losses. as RR says, "3-0 is 3-0".
 

Formo

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
Beating inferior teams in the last minute every week. Good thing they schedule 1-aa and weak 1-a teams.
I get the knock on SDSU and Georgia Southern, and despite my feeling towards the regional FCS teams that MN has scheduled/played being a bit misunderstood outside of those who follow those teams, Fresno State has, in the past 10 years, most definitely been a better program than MN. They've been ranked 3 times in that period, and the Gophers had only one year in which they received enough votes to be ranked in the top25. Fresno State is 64-56 in that time period. MN is 58-59.

And if you want to go more recent, or under the current regimes, Tedford has an obscene record at FS with a 22-8 and PJ having a mediocre 15-13 record (ironically they both happen to been hired at their current posts the same offseason).

Considering all that; maybe for the mighty FBS playoff-bound Nebraska Cornhuskers, Fresno State is a 'weak 1-a' team. But not for the Gophers.

That was a quality, quality win last year, and I believe it will be a quality win for us this year as well when it is all said and done.
 
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Cisco

Recruit
5 Year Member
Georgia Southern did get blown out by LSU this season but went 10-3 last year. They will present some challenges to most teams out there.
 

dparks

Travel Squad
15 Year Member
I get the knock on SDSU and Georgia Southern, and despite my feeling towards the regional FCS teams that MN has scheduled/played being a bit misunderstood outside of those who follow those teams, Fresno State has, in the past 10 years, most definitely been a better program than MN. They've been ranked 3 times in that period, and the Gophers had only one year in which they received enough votes to be ranked in the top25. Fresno State is 64-56 in that time period. MN is 58-59.

And if you want to go more recent, or under the current regimes, Tedford has an obscene record at FS with a 22-8 and PJ having a mediocre 15-13 record (ironically they both happen to been hired at their current posts the same offseason).

Considering all that; maybe for the mighty FBS playoff-bound Nebraska Cornhuskers, Fresno State is a 'weak 1-a' team. But not for the Gophers.

That was a quality, quality win last year, and I believe it will be a quality win for us this year as well when it is all said and done.
We’ll see what happens when they play teams that are slightly better than the 3 they have played, though their BIG schedule isn’t too bad.
 

Frosty1980

Recruit
Every year since Jerry Kill I’ve been told Minnesota will be good. Every year they have one of the worst quarterbacks in the BIG. That hasn’t changed and I’m just not a believer in PJ. I still think they finish slightly better than Illinois.
 
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