Laurence Maroney is Offensive Player of the Week

Laurence Maroney, a sophomore running back, was named GoldenSports.Net/Outback Steakhouse's Gopher Offensive Player of the Week. Barber rushed 24 times for 148 yards and scored one touchdown in a 43-17 win over Northwestern. The Minnesota Gophers scored six touchdowns and amassed 454 yards of total offense, including 251 on the ground.

Laurence Maroney, who won the GoldenSports.Net/Outback Steakhouse Gopher Offensive Player of the Week, scored on a 50-yard run to put the Gophers up for good 7-3. The Gophers went 80 yards on five plays, all runs.


Maroney has rushed the ball 73 times for 526 yards (7.2 yards per carry) with four touchdowns. He is sixth in the country in rushing and teammate Marion Barber III is seventh.


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