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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota is back from an earlier-than-usual bye week, aiming to keep the passing attack on a productive track. Mark Clayton Youth Jersey .After feasting on FCS foe Indiana State, Mitch Leidner and the Gophers had extra rest for their final nonconference game against Colorado State. Under new offensive coordinator Jay Johnson, with a fully healthy left foot that hampered him for much of last season, Leidner has begun to look and feel like a fifth-year senior quarterback ought to.Im on a really good page with the receivers as well as the running backs and everybody on the offensive side of the football, Leidner said. Were a tight-knit group, and we really practice and work hard.The Gophers (2-0) will again be without tight end Brandon Lingen and wide receiver Rashad Still again on Saturday against the Rams (2-1) because of injuries, but freshman Tyler Johnson and junior Brian Smith have been helpful down-field complements to Drew Wolitarsky.Wolitarsky, who has 12 catches for 178 yards and two touchdowns, has emerged as the go-to wide receiver the Gophers and Leidner need. The senior connection was in midseason form two weeks ago against Indiana State .Im seeing a different Mitch off the field and on the field as well, Wolitarsky said. The work this guy has put in is amazing and is definitely something I look up to and I know a lot of guys look up to.Here are some key things to know about the game:THE REMATCHThe Gophers used three field goals by Ryan Santoso, including an 18-yarder in overtime to beat the Rams in Fort Collins, Colorado last year. That snapped a program-record 10-game home winning streak for the Rams.The Rams returned 13 starters from a 7-6 team that finished 5-3 in the Mountain West Conference and lost to Nevada in the Arizona Bowl in coach Mike Bobos first season. This will be Colorado States first trip to a Big Ten stadium since playing at the Metrodome in 2005, a 56-24 victory by Minnesota.CLIMBING THE HILLCSU True freshman Collin Hill, in his first career start, completed 21 of 27 passes for 315 yards and four scores plus a 51-yard touchhown run in a win over FCS opponent Northern Colorado . Fourth-year junior Nick Stevens started the opener, a 44-7 loss to Colorado, but fifth-year senior Faton Bauta took over in the second half. Bauta, a graduate transfer from Georgia, took snaps the following week in a victory over UTSA, until Hill entered in the fourth quarter.There was a confidence level going up, like, `OK, were going to be able to complete some passes, Bobo said, adding: We said theres going to be some growing pains, but we thought the upside was too promising.THREE-WAY THREATShannon Brooks has been cleared to return from a broken foot, giving the Gophers their leading rusher from last season to join Rodney Smith and Kobe McCrary in a deep backfield. Smith and McCrary combined for 387 yards and five touchdowns rushing over the first two games.Weve got ways to get at least two of them on the field at the same time, coach Tracy Claeys said. You always want your best people on the field all the time.FRONT LINESThe Gophers, given a boost by two junior-college transfers in the starting lineup in right guard Vincent Calhoun and left tackle Garrison Wright and the arrival of new offensive line coach Bart Miller, have not allowed a sack yet. The Rams, who have switched their base defense to a 3-4 alignment, lost their entire starting defensive line from last season to graduation.Its one of those games youve got dig your cleats in the turf, Bobo said.CALL THE CARPENTERSantoso, a junior, preferred to switch to punter this season. Hes averaging 41.9 yards per attempt. Sophomore Emmit Carpenter has taken over as the kicker, and he hasnt missed yet on 10 extra points and four field goals.Hes just building confidence in himself to go out there and just be automatic every time, linebacker Jack Lynn said. So were 100 percent confident in his capabilities. Mark Clayton Womens Jersey . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Josh Rosen Dolphins Jersey . Brazilian national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed that the veteran goalkeeper is set to join Toronto on loan, saying it will help him be ready for the World Cup. http://www.dolphinsrookiestore.com/Dolphins-Mark-Clayton-Jersey/ .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Admittedly, Derrius Guice doesnt know all that much about the Golden Boot -- since LSU hasnt held the trophy after losses to Arkansas in each of the last two seasons.The Tigers sophomore did his part to make sure hed have a chance to get acquainted with the 200-pound hardware on Saturday night, rushing for a career-high 252 yards in No. 19 LSUs 38-10 win over the Razorbacks.A week after carrying the ball only two times for eight yards in a 10-0 loss to No. 1 Alabama, Guice overshadowed even star backfield teammate Leonard Fournette for the Tigers (6-3, 4-2 SEC, No. 24 CFP). The sophomore did so by finishing with 21 carries, including a game-sealing 96-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.It was the longest play from scrimmage in LSU history, one that helped the Tigers improve to 4-1 under interim coach Ed Orgeron -- and return the Golden Boot to Baton Rouge.Arkansas sees us as an easy victory every time we lose to Alabama because we always play them right after, Guice said. They felt like it was tradition to just beat us every time we play Alabama and lose, so Im just happy we got to bring the Boot back home.While Guice did much of the work in helping the Tigers outgain Arkansas (6-4, 2-4, No. 25 CFP) 547-291 in total yardage, he had plenty of help from Fournette -- who rushed for three touchdowns and 98 yards on 17 carries.For Arkansas, the loss marked a hard fall back to reality a week after a 31-10 win over Florida .Rawleigh Williams accounted for 103 total yards to lead the Razorbacks, but quarterback Austin Allen struggled for the second straight game -- finishing 15-of-31 passing for 210 yards and two interceptions.Offensively, it just seemed like whenever we did something good we shot ourselves in the foot or did something uncharacteristic, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said. That obviously set us back.A week afterr allowing only 12 yards rushing to the Gators, Arkansas allowed LSU to rush for 390. Michael Deiter Jersey. .Most of those came from Guice, whose previous career high was a 163-yard performance against Missouri on Oct. 1. The sophomore has now topped the 100-yard rushing mark in four games this season, and his career night comes a week after the disappointing effort against Alabama.We felt that Derrius deserved more touches, Orgeron said. Obviously, Derrius is a very good running back and we wanted to share the carries.All in all, it was the perfect bounce-back game for an LSU team intent on winning for Orgeron, who took over for the fired Les Miles in September. Afterward, Guice said all of it was for Orgeron.I really feel he can win the job, Guice said.THE TAKEAWAYSo much for the Alabama hangover for LSU , which had lost in two straight years to Arkansas. Both of those games came after physical matchups with the top-ranked Crimson Tide, but the Tigers were clearly the dominant team from their first possession -- when they went 75 yards on nine plays for an opening touchdown.POLL IMPLICATIONSDespite last weeks loss to Alabama, the Tigers remained in this weeks rankings and theyre likely to rise significantly after such a dominating win on Saturday. The Razorbacks, meanwhile, lost any good will they had with voters following last weeks 31-10 win over Florida and likely have to win out to return to the rankings this season.UP NEXTLSU returns home to host Florida in the makeup of the hurricane-postponed game from last month.The Razorbacks are on the road for their final two regular-season games, starting next week at Mississippi State.---More AP college football at http://www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 ' ' ' 
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