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Gophers improve to 4-0 with win over Syracuse

Donnell Kirkwood rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns and back-up quarterback Max Shortell stepped up for the injured MarQueis Gray Saturday night as the Golden Gophers improved to 4-0 with 17-10 win over Syracuse at TCF Bank Stadium. The win marked the first 4-0 start for the Gophers since 2008.
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Donnell Kirkwood rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns and back-up quarterback Max Shortell stepped up for the injured MarQueis Gray Saturday night as the Golden Gophers improved to 4-0 with 17-10 win over Syracuse at TCF Bank Stadium. The win marked the first 4-0 start for the Gophers since 2008.

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