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Continued: Gophers want to get running game going against Northwestern

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 17, 2013 - 12:11 PM

But Hawthorne has re-emerged as the team’s starting kicker for the first six games.

“It’s been a tremendous blessing and something I’m eternally grateful for,” Hawthorne said.

Hawthorne has made seven of nine field-goal attempts, with a long of 45 yards, and has made 20 of 23 extra points.

“I think I’ve done a decent job,” he said. “There’s room for improvement as there is at every phase of our game. It’s something we’ve worked real hard on, and I think the effort’s shown.”

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