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After going 4-0 in nonconference play last year — defeating UNLV, New Hampshire, Western Michigan and Syracuse — the Gophers look fully capable of reaching that mark again.

Western Illinois is a member of the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA), and then comes a much tougher test against San Jose State. The Spartans, who have a top NFL quarterback prospect in David Fales, went 11-2 last year and didn’t embarrass themselves Saturday in a 34-13 loss to No. 5 Stanford.

When the Gophers stepped off the plane early Sunday morning, their first priority was sleep, but Kill said they’d be back to work by late afternoon.

 

Joe Christensen • jchristensen@startribune.com

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