Laurence Maroney is Offensive Player of the Week

Laurence Maroney, a sophomore running back, was named Steakhouse's Gopher Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season. Maroney rushed 19 times for 156 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Gophers lost in the season finale, falling to Iowa 29-27. The Minnesota Gophers amassed 410 yards of total offense, including 337 on the ground.

Laurence Maroney, who won the Steakhouse Gopher Offensive Player of the Week, scored on a 79-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 16-10. Maroney scored his second touchdown of the game with a 37-yard score to narrow the margin to 23-20. Maroney capped off an 11-play drive with a 5-yard score with 4:45 left to make the score 29-27


Maroney rushed for a career-best 1,243 yards in only his second season and currently is ranked third in the Big Ten and 15th in the nation in rushing, averaging 113 yards per game.


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