Marion Barber III, a junior running back, was named GoldenSports.Net/Outback Steakhouse's Gopher Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. Barber rushed 11 times for 138 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 45-0 win over Illinois. The Minnesota Gophers scored six touchdowns and amassed 587 yards of total offense, including 319 on the ground as they surpassed 300 rushing yards for the fourth time in eight games this season.
October 23, 2004
Junior wide receiver Jared Ellerson leads Minnesota with 22 catches for 337 yards. He has caught three touchdown passes. Ellerson moved up ninth on the Gophers' all-time list in receiving yards with 1,359 yards. He is tied for ninth in career touchdowns with 10 and is tied for fifth in career 100-yard receiving games with five. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Ellerson to talk about his season and the Gophers' upcoming game against Michigan State.
October 15, 2004
A terrific start to the Gophers 2003 season took a step back after a devastating loss to Michigan last year. Still, Minnesota ended the season respectably with a bowl invitation. They should find themselves in a similar situation this year and will benefit from a greater amount of NFL talent on a roster.
June 29, 2004