The good, the bad, and the ugly

Posted September 27, 1:46 p.m. CT

By Travis Erickson

As a Gopher fan there isn’t much to be positive about after an inexcusable loss to Northern Illinois last Saturday, but it wasn’t all bad.

– Quarterback Adam Weber had a great day throwing the football. Sure, he missed a few throws he should have completed but it’s tough to argue with the results. The fifth-year senior finished the game completing 31-46 of his passes for two touchdowns and threw for 373 yards, giving him 9,243 for his career. Weber is just the ninth Big Ten quarterback to throw for more than 9,000 yards in his career. Tim Brewster was also pleased with Weber’s performance after the game saying, “I thought Adam Weber competed really well and I thought he did a lot of good things to help our football team.”

– While Weber received the praise after the game, his offensive line deserves some recognition. Minnesota did not allow a sack in the 46 passes attempted during the game. For a team that struggled to keep Weber upright last year this is an encouraging sign, especially against a team that has averaged two sacks a game over their first three contests.

– Senior safety Kyle Theret played well in his second game back from serving a suspension. Theret led the Minnesota defense with eight tackles (six solo), including one tackle for loss. “Kyle Theret I thought