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Gophers football report: Players preview Saturday's game vs. Maryland

Updated: October 23, 2019 11:51 AM

The unbeaten Gophers face Maryland at home on Saturday. Minnesota has won nine straight games (first nine game winning streak since 1941-42), which is tied for the fourth longest winning streak in the nation. Only Clemson, Ohio State, and Appalachian State have longer winning streaks.

Minnesota is ranked No. 17 in the AP Poll and No. 16 in the Coaches Poll. Minnesota entered the AP Poll at No. 20 last week and this week’s ranking of No. 17 is the highest Minnesota has been ranked in the poll since it was No. 13 on Oct. 3, 2004.

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***Click the video box on this page to watch RB Rodney Smith, DE Carter Coughlin, and QB Tanner Morgan talk to reporters***

The Gophers are 7-0 this year, and are heavy favorites vs. Maryland. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers have a bye week following Saturday.

KSTP's weather team forecasts a gametime temperature of around 55 degrees on Saturday, with sun and a bit of a breeze.

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