It seems like the Gophers might have turned around finally in Coach Jerry Kill's second year. The Gophers go into their Big Ten season opener against the Hawkeyes with an undefeated record in non-conference play. There were some impressive wins against UNLV in an away game and a 17-10 victory over Syracuse at TCF Bank Stadium. They have been led by QB Max Shortell in the absence of MarQueis Gray who is one of the best athletes in the Big Ten and is sidelined with an ankle injury.
If he could return soon, it would boost the Gopher’s chances big time. The Gophers have prevailed without him and it goes to show what would happen when such a big play maker returns to the team.