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 for the second straight week. Maroney rushed 25 times for 144 yards and scored one touchdown as the Gophers defeated Penn State 16-7. The Minnesota Gophers amassed 401 yards of total offense, including 288 on the ground.

Laurence Maroney, who won the GoldenSports.Net/Outback Steakhouse Gopher Offensive Player of the Week, scored on a 1-yard run to put the Gophers up for good 10-0. The Gophers went 80 yards on five plays, all runs.


Maroney has rushed the ball 98 times for 670 yards (6.8 yards per carry) with five touchdowns. He is fifth in the country in rushing and teammate Marion Barber III is eighth.


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