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Quick Hitter: The Gophs have improved

Nebraska fans shouldn't use the 2011 Minnesota Gophers as a model for this year. An improved team will be coming into Lincoln on Saturday.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Last year Nebraska ran for 346 yards on the ground against the Minnesota Gophers. Don't expect the running lanes to be quite as big on Saturday. The (6-4) Gophers come to Lincoln sporting an improved defense under second-year head coach Jerry Kill. Minnesota is only giving up 22.3 points per game and is currently a top 25 team in total defensive yards allowed. "They play hard... Recommended Stories