Gophers stunned by blowout loss to Huskers

The Gophers have an extra week to lick their wounds after the Nebraska loss.
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When a team gives up the most points they have surrendered in a game since 2011, that can be classified as stunning.


On Saturday, the Minnesota Golden Gophers gave up 48 points points against a struggling Nebraska team that was reeling after two straight losses. The Gophers are certainly looking for answers to how they let that result happen:


"It definitely surprises you because you prepare really hard throughout the week to make those plays," Gophers cornerback Eric Murray said. "When you don’t, it’s just frustrating, mainly because you search for an answer for why."

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Now with a bye week coming, the Gophers will have an extra week to stew about the loss. The good news is they can really use the bye with injuries mounting and a daunting schedule down the stretch.


(h/t Pioneer Press)