Two Gophers honored by league coaches, media
Junior quarterback MarQueis Gray honored as team MVP.
Twenty-four seniors will be recognized on Senior Day Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
2011 SENIOR SEASON:
Game-by-Game: started at left guard in season-opener at Southern California (9/3) helped anchor an offensive line which led to five yards per play against the Trojans helped guide an offense that gained more than 400 yards of offense against New Mexico State (9/10) helped make room for the Gophers' 236 yards rushing in Week Three win over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) started at left guard against North Dakota State (9/24) started at left guard at Michigan (10/1) made switch to right tackle, starting there at Purdue (10/8) started at right tackle against Nebraska (10/22) started at right tackle against Iowa (10/29) started at right tackle at Michigan State (11/5) part of protection unit that allowed Gophers to pass for season-high 295 yards vs. Spartans made fifth straight start at right tackle vs. Wisconsin (11/12) started at right tackle against Northwestern (11/19) part of an offensive line that paved the way for a season-high 269 yards rushing vs. the Wildcats made his 40th career start vs. Illinois (11/26) on Senior Day.
2010 JUNIOR SEASON:
Game-by-Game: Earned the start in the season-opening, 24-17 win at Middle Tennessee State (9/2) offense accounted for school record 45:34 of possession time, accounted for 27 first downs and 281 rushing yards vs. Blue Raiders started in losses to South Dakota (9/11), Southern California (9/18), Northern Illinois (9/25), Northwestern (10/2), Wisconsin (10/9), Purdue (10/16), Penn State (10/23), Ohio State (10/30) and Michigan State (11/6) started in the 38-34 win at Illinois (11/13) to snap 9-game losing streak started in 27-24 win over Iowa (11/21) as team rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns.
2009 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Game-by-Game: Earned the start at guard in the season-opening, 23-20 overtime win at Syracuse (9/5) started at guard in the 20-13 win over Air Force ( 9/12) part of an offense that put up 327 total yards of offense, including 219 yards passing and 108 yards rushing started at guard in the 35-21 loss to No. 8 Cal (9/19) started at guard in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26) started in the 31-28 loss to Wisconsin (10/3) started at guard in the 35-20 win over Purdue (10/10) as the offense ran up a season-high 207 yards rushing and four scores on the ground started at guard in the 20-0 loss at No. 14 Penn State (10/17) started at guard in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio State (10/24) started at guard in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31) helped pave the way for 505 total yards and six touchdowns while protecting quarterback Adam Weber so her could put up career-high numbers of 416 yards passing and five TDs against the Spartans started at guard in the 35-32 loss to Illinois (11/7) started at guard in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14) started at guard in the 12-0 loss to Iowa ( 11/21) made the start at right guard at the Insight Bowl in a 14-13 loss to Iowa State (12/31).
2008 FRESHMAN SEASON: