The Texas Bowl takes place tonight and it’s a meeting between two teams we thought would be alright this year but ended up being a little better than expected. Specially, the Minnesota Gophers won eight games this year under Jerry Kill and are looking to end the season with nine, and they got off to a great start against a Syracuse team channelling more bad than god so far.
The Orange’s bad start all goes back to a fake field goal they attempted in the first quarter which couldn’t have failed more miserably if that had been what they were going for. The fake field goal contained not only a fake field goal but a fake lateral that in hindsight should have very much been a lateral.
Syracuse’s night is still young but it’s apparent that they’re already sleeping on a Gophers team that as a force in the Big Ten this year. They weren’t dominant but they also weren’t stupid enough to fall for a fake field goal or a fake lateral — so the game plan needs to change.