Laurence Maroney is Offensive Player of the Week

Laurence Maroney, a sophomore running back, was named Golden Sports Net/Outback Steakhouse's Gopher Offensive Player of the Week for the third straight week. Maroney rushed 19 times for 145 yards and scored one touchdown as the Gophers lost for the first time, falling to Michigan 27-24. The Minnesota Gophers amassed 245 yards of total offense, including 189 on the ground.

Laurence Maroney, who won the Golden Sports Net/Outback Steakhouse Gopher Offensive Player of the Week, scored on an eighty-yard run to help the Gophers cut the lead to 10-7.


Maroney has rushed the ball 117 times for 815 yards (7.0 yards per carry) with six touchdowns. He is fifth in the country in rushing and teammate Marion Barber III is eighth.


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