Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Touchdown pass was a lucky break

Posted by: Phil Miller under College football, Gopher quarterbacks Updated: September 29, 2010 - 12:45 PM

     Adam Weber cannot tell a lie. His game-tying second-quarter touchdown pass on Saturday, a throw made on the run and threaded between two defenders standing next to Da'Jon McKnight in the end zone 20 yards away, was actually, well, not intended for McKnight at all.
     "I was throwing to 'Queis," Weber said of MarQueis, who was standing several yards in front of McKnight when Weber's pass went whizzing by, out of reach. "It's better to be lucky than good sometimes. To be honest, there are a few times during your career where things just fall into place."
     Weber and Gray laughed about the play as they ran off the field, and it was one of the highlights of the quarterback film session on Sunday.
     "We're watching tape, and (offensive coordinator Jeff Horton) is like, 'You know what, the ball's got to bounce our way sometimes,' " Weber said. "You can look at the play and say, 'Don't throw across your body,' or something, but I'll make that throw 100 out of 100 times. I was free out of the pocket, and MarQueis was wide open. The ball got away from me a little bit, but thankfully, Da'Jon was right behind him."

 

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