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Continued: Gophers football looking for progress on offense

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 31, 2013 - 12:46 AM

“We’re getting better, but … offensively, we’ve got to make sure we get the right people on the field,” Kill said. “We learned a lot about how well Maxx is going to play under the gun.”

The Gophers liked what they saw from another redshirt freshman, too. Backup quarterback Mitch Leidner took his first college snaps toward the end of the game and rushed three times for 25 yards and a touchdown.

Kill called that “probably the most important part of the game,” as the team is determined to get Leidner experience.

“He looked pretty relaxed to me,” Kill said. “He ran the option, and boom-boom-boom, score. So that was encouraging.”

The Gophers posted their highest score in their four-plus years at TCF Bank Stadium, so there were bound to be some encouraging signs.

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