Tanner Morgan

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Tanner Morgan tau txais lub pob ua si rau Minnesota lub lim tiam dhau los, ua khoom plig rau nws txoj haujlwm thib 25 uas tau muab nws cov ntaub ntawv rau Gophers quarterbacks.

"Kuv tau nyob ib ncig ntawm ntau tus phooj ywg zoo thiab ntau tus kws qhia zoo. Nws yog qhov tshwj xeeb tiag tiag, thiab kuv ua tsaug tas mus li rau lub sijhawm ntawd thiab ua tsaug uas yog ib feem ntawm txoj haujlwm no thiab kab lis kev cai, "Morgan, uas muaj hnub nyoog 25-12 xyoo yog thawj zaug txij li pib ua haujlwm ib nrab los ntawm nws lub caij nyoog tshiab xyoo 2018.

Tau txais ib qho yeej ntxiv rau hnub Saturday yuav yog nws qhov kev ua tiav zoo tshaj plaws hauv thaj teb tsis tau.

Wisconsin yuav nyob hauv nroog nrog Paul Bunyan's Axe, qhov khoom plig zoo kawg nkaus uas Morgan thiab ntau tus neeg koom nrog tau kov thiab khaws tau peb xyoos dhau los tab sis txij li tau rov qab mus rau nws qhov chaw paub ntau dua nrog Badgers.

Cov Gophers yuav tawm tsam ib qho kev tiv thaiv tseem ceeb tshaj plaws hauv lub tebchaws, ib pab pawg uas tau tso cai rau qhov nruab nrab ntawm tsuas yog 10 cov ntsiab lus dhau Wisconsin's xya-kev ua si yeej streak. Badgers 18th-ranked (8-3, 6-2, No. 14 CFP) yuav yeej qhov Big Ten West Division los ntawm kev yeej Minnesota thiab mus txog lub rooj sib tham kev sib tw ua si rau xya zaug hauv 11 lub caij.

“Koj tsis xav plam Axe. Qhov ntawd zoo li No. Tsis muaj lwm yam kev ua si tseem ceeb tab sis qhov no, "Wisconsin cornerback Faion Hicks hais. "Qhov no yog qhov koj ua haujlwm txhua xyoo rau, rau qhov kev ua si no."

Cov Badgers tau yeej 16 ntawm 17 qhov kev ua si dhau los hauv koob los ua tus coj txhua lub sijhawm 62-60-8.

"Lub Axe, nws yog lub trophy uas peb muaj peb lub qhov muag ntawm txhua txhua xyoo. Nws yog qhov tshwj xeeb rau peb, ” Wisconsin qhov ntswg tackle Keeanu Benton hais. "Koj mus rau ib qho ntawm cov haujlwm uas peb muaj hauv pab pawg, ib qho ntawm cov xwm txheej, nws ib txwm yog Axe uas nyob ntawd."

Cov Gophers (7-4, 5-3) tau hais rau lub lim tiam no hauv cov ntsiab lus tsis tshua muaj tshwm sim txog qhov khoom plig. Tej zaum qhov ntawd yog vim tias lawv qhov kev muaj ntawm nws yog sai heev, tseem tsis tau paub txog txhua tus players hauv lawv thawj xyoo, thib ob lossis peb xyoos. Nws kuj yog ib feem ntawm lawv qhov kev mob siab rau cov txheej txheem thiab kev sib koom ua ke hauv qab tus kws qhia PJ Fleck, ntau npaum li lawv xav tau kom yeej cov khoom plig lawv tus kheej.

Morgan txoj kev taug kev tau nthuav tawm cov ncej ntawm txoj haujlwm hauv qab Fleck, uas pib nrhiav nws mus rau Western Michigan thiab coj nws mus rau Minnesota ib zaug nws raug ntiav hauv 2017.

Tom qab lub stellar 2019 lub caij, thaum Gophers ua tiav 11-2, Morgan tsis tau muaj txiaj ntsig zoo li tus neeg hla. Nws cov kws qhia thiab cov phooj ywg, txawm li cas los xij, saib tob dua li nrog Kentucky haiv neeg, uas nws txiv tuag mob cancer lub caij ntuj sov no.

Fleck tau hais tias "Nws mus dhau nws txhua hnub thiab nws yuav mus tas li ntawm nws lub neej, tab sis tsuas yog saib nws qhov kev txiav txim siab thiab nws lub siab tawv kom mus ntxiv, yog li lub neej hais txog," Fleck hais. "Yog tias koj cia li mus, qee txoj kev, nws tsis tau cog lus thiab nws tsis tau lees paub, tab sis koj yuav tawm mus rau lwm qhov zoo dua."

Morgan tsis tau hais tias qhov no yuav yog nws lub caij kawg. Nws muaj kev xaiv rov qab rau xyoo tom ntej. Qhov no tuaj yeem yog nws qhov kev ua si hauv tsev kawg rau hnub Saturday, txawm li cas los xij, tawm tsam Badgers.

"Muaj ntau tus neeg tawm ntawm qhov ntawd uas mob siab rau lawv cov khoom siv tes ua, tab sis rau qee lub sijhawm koj yuav tsum muaj peev xwm coj tib neeg nrog koj ntawm qhov kev cog lus thiab qhov ntawd yog ib yam uas Tanner muaj peev xwm ua tau zoo heev," sab laug Tus neeg saib xyuas Conner Olson tau hais. “Qhov ntawd txuas ntxiv dhau qhov kev ua txhaum. Qhov ntawd yog thoob plaws lub rooj tsavxwm. "

Leej Txiv Paub Zoo?

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz loj hlob nrog kev nkag siab ruaj khov ntawm kev sib tw. Nws txiv, Ron Mertz, yog ib tug neeg tawm tsam rau Minnesota los ntawm 1989-92. Niaj hnub no, txawm li cas los xij, tsev neeg Mertz tsuas yog mus rau kev ua si hnav liab.

“Kuv poob rau hauv kev hlub nrog qhov chaw no. Yuav ua li cas koj thiaj tsis hlub Wisconsin? Mertz hais.

FABULOUS FRESHMAN

Braelon Allen tau maj nrawm rau ntau dua 100 yards hauv txhua qhov Badgers xya qhov kev ua si kawg. Lub hnub nyoog 17-xyoo-laus tshiab muaj 401 yards thiab rau touchdowns hauv ob qhov kev ua si txij li Chez Mellusi raug mob hauv lub caij nyoog kawg.

Syracuse's Sean Tucker tsuas yog lwm tus neeg ua si ntawm tsib lub rooj sib tham loj nrog ntau dua 100-yard rushing ua yeeb yam rau lub caij no. Allen qhov nruab nrab ntawm 7.59 yards ib nrawm yog qhov siab tshaj plaws ntawm FBS player nrog tsawg kawg yog 100 nqa.

TSEEM CEEB

Cov Gophers tau poob lawv plaub qhov kev sib tw saum toj kawg nkaus txij thaum pib ntawm lub caij nyoog, peb qhov kev raug mob thiab ib qho mus rau qhov chaw hloov chaw, tab sis cov tub ntxhais kawm tshiab Ky Thomas thiab Mar'Keise Irving tau pab ua kom muaj kev sib ntaus sib tua.

"Koj tsuas tuaj yeem qhia lawv tau cob qhia zoo li cas lawv xav ua lawv cov tswv yim tshwj xeeb. Kev khiav rov qab ua haujlwm zoo ntawm kev ntaus lub qhov, nrhiav lub qhov, "Wisconsin linebacker Jack Sanborn tau hais. "Qee lub sij hawm nws yuav tsis yog lub qhov loj, tab sis yuav muaj lub qhov nyob ntawd, thiab nraub qaum yog ntse txaus thiab zoo txaus uas lawv yuav nrhiav tau, thiab nws yuav tua koj."

QHOV TSEEB

Wisconsin poob los ntawm FBS tus thawj coj hauv kev tiv thaiv tag nrho tom qab muab lub caij nyoog siab 452 yards hauv 35-28 yeej Nebraska lub lim tiam dhau los. Cov Badgers tau tso cai 237.7 yards ib qhov kev ua si, tsuas yog tom qab No. 1 Georgia. Linebacker Leo Chenal muaj 14 tackles rau poob hauv rau lub xeem ua si.

Fleck tau hais tias "Tej zaum nws yog ib qho kev tiv thaiv zoo tshaj plaws uas peb tau ua si hauv peb lub sijhawm ntawm no ntawm ib tus neeg sib tw," Fleck hais.