The Minnesota Gophers seem to have finally pieced together a respectable football team under Jerry Kill and in the head coach’s fourth year, the team is staying competitive in a bowl game. The Gophers were down early to the Syracuse Orange until quarterback Mitch Leidner hit a wide open Drew Wolitarsky for a massive 55-yard touchdown.
Minnesota was able to eventually make the score 17-14 thanks to the bug touchdown but we’re still trying to figure out how you allow a guy to get that wide open that far down the field in this close of a game.
The Gophers and their fans sure aren’t complaining as a win in the Texas Bowl would be a huge accomplishment for a Minnesota team hunting for it’s ninth win of the season. That looks like it’s well within reach and both Wolitarsky and a shady Syracuse defense can be thanked for that.