The Minnesota Golden Gopher Football team will kick off its 2021 season this week, and they open up with what will most likely be their toughest opponent of the season.

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The Gophers will host no. 4 ranked Ohio State at the newly-named Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis Thursday night at 7 p.m. The game will air on FOX. Gopher fans can catch the action all season long on News-talk 1340 KROC-AM and 96.9 FM and on FUN 104.3.

The 2020 Gopher's season did not go as planned. The Gophers went 3-4 overall and had two games canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the season wasn't as successful as 2019, the Gophers are still looking ahead with the return of one of the best running backs in the Big Ten in Senior Mohamed Ibrahim.

Mohamed Ibrahim (Photo from Gopher Sports.com)

Ibrahim led the Gophers in rushing in 2020, and set a school record in rushing yards per game at 153.7, and also had a streak of 8 games over 100 yards from 1/1/20 to 12/19/20. Ibrahim finished with 1,706 yards and 15 touchdowns in 7 games in 2020. He will be the face of the offense that lost star WR Rashod Bateman to the NFL Draft. Bateman was picked in the 1st round by the Baltimore Ravens.

Photo from Gopher Sports.com - by Brad Rempel

Senior Quarterback Tanner Morgan is back once again to lead the huddle for the Golden Gophers. After a stellar 2019 campaign where Morgan set school records for single-season passing yards (3,253) and touchdowns (30), Morgan struggled to find that same rhythm in 2020. He finished with 1,374 yards and 7 touchdowns and will look to rebound in 2021.

Tanner Morgan (Photo from Gopher Sports.com)

Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck is back as well and will air at Noon Tuesday afternoons on the same stations.

Fans can listen on-air, online, and on our station's app. You can download our station app for News-Talk 1340 KROC AM and 96.9 FM here and our FUN 104.3 app here.

Here is the full Gopher Football Schedule:

Tuesday, August 31st - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Thursday, September 2nd - Gophers vs. No. 4 Ohio State - Coverage Starts at 5 pm

Tuesday, September 7th - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, September 11th - Gophers vs. Miami (Ohio) - Coverage Starts at 9 am

Tuesday, September 14th - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, September 18th - Gophers @ Colorado - Coverage Starts at 10 am

Tuesday, September 22nd - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, September 25th - Gophers vs. Bowling Green - Coverage Starts at 9 am - Homecoming

Tuesday, September 28th - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, October 2nd - Gophers @ Purdue - Coverage Starts at 9 am

Tuesday, October 5th - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, October 16th - Gophers vs. Nebraska - Kickoff TBD

Tuesday, October 19th - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, October 23rd - Gophers vs. Maryland - Kickoff TBD

Tuesday, October 26th - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, October 30th - Gophers @ Northwestern - Kickoff TBD

Tuesday, November 2nd - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, November 6th - Gophers vs. Illinois - Kickoff TBD

Tuesday, November 9th - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, November 13th - Gophers @ Iowa - Kickoff TBD

Tuesday, November 16th - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, November 20th - Gophers @ Indiana - Kickoff TBD

Tuesday, November 22nd - Gopher Football Weekly with P.J. Fleck - 12 pm

Saturday, November 27th - Gophers vs. Wisconsin - Kickoff TBD

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