The Minnesota Gophers fought valiantly, but fell to the #11 ranked Michigan State Spartans 14-3 today. The Spartans have a formidable defense and held the Gophers to only one score. Michigan State is without a doubt one of the the best teams in the Big Ten -- they finished their Big Ten schedule undefeated, and the season 11-1.
It's always difficult to win in East Lansing, home of the Spartans, but the Gophers held their own. They prevented their adversary from blowing the game open, giving themselves a chance to fight back the entire game.
While this is a second straight loss for the Gophers against a superior opponent, this season has been marked with improvement. The Gophers made strides toward becoming a relevant team in the conference once again. The team finished the Big Ten 4-4, with an overall record of 8-4.
Expect some sort of bowl game to be in the near future for the team.
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