Most anticipation or biggest watershed game for Gophers since...

Most anticipated Gopher game since...

  • Michigan 2003

    Votes: 16 21.6%
  • Northwestern 2008

    Votes: 9 12.2%
  • TCU 2015

    Votes: 32 43.2%
  • OTHER (please explain)

    Votes: 17 23.0%

  • Total voters
    74
  • Poll closed .

Spoofin

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Not sure - when was the last time we played an unranked 4-2 team?


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salzie

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Wisconsin in 2014 was probably the biggest for the program with the division title on the line.

I was in Vegas that weekend. When they jumped out front I was texting wife I might need to play to go Indy following weekend.

She wasn't too happy with me, the lead didn't last and I texted her not to worry about it, it's not happening :(
 

WriterGoph

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Michigan 2003. For me that is by far the most anticipated game.

This Nebraska game isn't even on the radar.
I'd say that if we happen to get to 8-0 and PSU is either undefeated or still one loss (therefore likely still a Top 15 team), that would align well with the 2003 Michigan game.
 

Spoofin

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When is the last time you felt this optimistic about our chances to win the west going into game 6 or later?
2014. I’m really excited for Saturday. Chili hot. This thread may be over playing this game just a tad. This whole site has gone off the deep end this week tbh.


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bleedsmaroonandgold

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2014. I’m really excited for Saturday. Chili hot. This thread may be over playing this game just a tad. This whole site has gone off the deep end this week tbh.


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2014 was my answer too. Nebraska isnt a strong opponent, but I understand the excitement given that we haven't been this in the race since then.
 

Hollinsanity

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Excitement on Gopherhole is high, but excitement around town is clearly not there. No one is buying tickets... lower seats can be had on StubHub for $80 and still there is virtually no movement.


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A_Slab_of_Bacon

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Excitement on Gopherhole is high, but excitement around town is clearly not there. No one is buying tickets... lower seats can be had on StubHub for $80 and still there is virtually no movement.


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Yeah we're still a ways away before the hoi polloi pickup on the momentum.
 

PMWinSTP

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2014. I’m really excited for Saturday. Chili hot. This thread may be over playing this game just a tad. This whole site has gone off the deep end this week tbh.


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Yeah, was at that game. Nice showing from the Gopher faithful there. Huge section of students who stood the whole game, pissing off the badger fans behind them. It was awesome for 3 quarters. The PSU game or season-ender against Bucky have a shot of replacing that game in anticipation if the Gophs continue to win.

And don't you mean the deepest end...this board is routinely off the deep end. :D
 

hungan1

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This game may not be a sexy matchup, but it is pivotal for both teams. More so for Nebraska.

I don't honestly know what Gopher and Nebraska teams will show up. It will be nice if the Gophers are 8-0 going into the Penn State game. However, anything can happen.
 

highwayman

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I guess I don’t remember a lot of hype for TCU. The Michigan game had far far more amperage.
 

die hard gopher

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I guess I don’t remember a lot of hype for TCU. The Michigan game had far far more amperage.
The 2015 Halloween Michigan game?

TCF was WAY more packed for TCU than it was for Michigan that year, not even close. The TCU game had one of the top two crowds in TCF history, the other being Air Force. The Michigan game crowd was good but nothing like we’ve never seen before.


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WriterGoph

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The 2015 Halloween Michigan game?

TCF was WAY more packed for TCU than it was for Michigan that year, not even close. The TCU game had one of the top two crowds in TCF history, the other being Air Force. The Michigan game crowd was good but nothing like we’ve never seen before.


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Agreed. People forget in 2015 we were coming off the Citrus Bowl season and the vibes were strong, plus TCU was ranked #2 for that game.
 

WorkingMyTailOff

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This game may not be a sexy matchup, but it is pivotal for both teams. More so for Nebraska.

I don't honestly know what Gopher and Nebraska teams will show up. It will be nice if the Gophers are 8-0 going into the Penn State game. However, anything can happen.
I agree that this is a must win for Nebraska. I think the Gophers will get their best shot.

But until the Gophers lose, every game is going to be huge.
 

swingman

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2016 Gophers were 7-2, only losses were in overtime to PennState and by 7 to Iowa. night game in Lincoln, 90,000 people, 7-2 Huskers ranked 17-19, Gophers 34th. we win and we get second chance in three years to win the west by beating WI two weeks later. we were up at half, tied at end of third in Lincoln. I think we were beating Bucky at end of third quarter that year. NE qb was game time decision, iirc.
 
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cjbfbp

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I picked other because none of the above wasn't an option. I don't feel like the anticipation level is super high for this game and I honestly don't feel like a win over Nebraska would really be any sort of watershed moment at this point.

Now if we manage to get to Penn State at 8-0 that one will be right up there with Michigan 2003 in terms of anticipation and excitement level.
Yes, but we're not at the Penn State game yet so this game is huge. If we win, we're firmly ranked. If we lose, we drop down into the lower ranks of those teams getting votes. That's the way it is right now. Each win from here on (except for Rutgers) moves us further away from "pretenders" to "contenders."

Now, if we win the next three and then somehow manage to beat PSU, we might be top 10.
 

cjbfbp

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Agreed. People forget in 2015 we were coming off the Citrus Bowl season and the vibes were strong, plus TCU was ranked #2 for that game.
Yes, but TCU killed us the year before so few people thought we would beat them in 2015. It turned out to be a close game which gave some optimism but, unfortunately, that optimism wasn't merited for the rest of the season.
 
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die hard gopher

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Yes, but TCU killed us the year before so few people thought we would beat them in 2015. It turned out to be a close game which gave some optimism but, unfortunately, that optimism wasn't merited for the rest of the season.
IIRC, that season was derailed pretty badly with injuries, particularly on D. Myrick, Craig James, Demarius Travis, Ace Rogers, Cody Poock all had season ending injuries and maybe 1-2 on the D-line. That secondary was suppose to be the best in school history but didn't do much that year. The offense was pretty solid and Mitch had a good year but the pass D let us down.
 

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