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MarQueis Gray becoming the leader the Gophers need

MarQueis Gray is finally becoming the leader the Gophers need at quarterback. He looked, and acted like a leader during last weekend's 22-21 upset win over Iowa. Now he's taking his leadership skills to the practice field, and into No. 15 Michigan State on Saturday.
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MarQueis Gray is finally becoming the leader the Gophers need at quarterback. He looked, and acted like a leader during last weekend's 22-21 upset win over Iowa. Now he's taking his leadership skills to the practice field, and into No. 15 Michigan State on Saturday.

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