Minnesota Doesn't Do Ohio State's Resume Any Favors, Falling to Bowling Green

By Johnny Ginter on September 25, 2021 at 4:08 pm
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I'm not sure that there were any Ohio State fans willing to call Minnesota a "quality win," particularly after the Oregon loss and especially after the Golden Gophers barely escaped Miami (Ohio) in week two. But Minnesota's collapse was completed today as they lost to 31 point underdog Bowling Green in pretty embarrassing fashion, 14-10.

The loss snapped Minnesota's streak of 21 straight non-conference wins, the longest streak in the country entering Saturday's game. The Gophers' last non-conference loss was Sept. 3, 2015 against TCU.

It also marked Minnesota's first loss to a non-Power 5 conference opponent since losing to North Dakota State on Sept. 24, 2011.

Minnesota seems pretty rudderless (ha!) without running back Mohamed Ibrahim, who sustained a season-ending injury against the Buckeyes, but this is a new low for a team that has underachieved under P.J. Fleck for several seasons now.

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