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Michigan demolishes Gophers, 58-0

The battle for the Little Brown Jug was no-contest. The trophy stays in Ann Arbor as Minnesota suffers its third-worst defeat in school history.
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The battle for the Little Brown Jug was no-contest. The trophy stays in Ann Arbor as Minnesota suffers its third-worst defeat in school history.

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