Minnesota football’s 2018 White-Gold spring game is set to take place on Thursday, April 12. Find the score and live updates below, along with the TV channel, online stream information and a preview for what to watch in the game and season ahead.
Minnesota spring game 2018 score, live updates
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Minnesota spring game 2018 time
Minnesota’s 2018 spring game kicks off at 6 p.m. ET.
Minnesota spring game 2018 TV channel
Minnesota’s 2018 spring game can be seen on delay on Big Ten Network at 8 p.m.
How to watch Minnesota’s 2018 spring game online
You can stream Minnesota’s 2018 spring game live at BTN2Go.com.
Minnesota’s 2018 spring roster can be found here.
Minnesota spring game 2018 preview
The White-Gold spring game will mark the first chance for some to see the Golden Gophers’ football team in 2018. The game itself takes place nearly four-and-a-half months prior to the team’s first regular season game (Aug. 30).
P.J. Fleck is entering his second season as Minnesota’s coach after going 5-7 in his first go around. Conor Rhoda led the team in passing last season, but was a senior. Demry Croft — now a junior — was the team’s second leading passer.
Rodney Smith, who is entering his junior season, returns as the Golden Gophers’ leading rusher. Smith ran for 977 yards in 2017.
At wide receiver, Tyler Johnson returns as the leader as he caught 35 passes for 677 yards and 7 TD. The next best receiver in terms of yardage in 2017 was Philip Howard at 132.
Thomas Barber was the team’s leading tackler at 115 tackles. He is returning for his junior season.
Minnesota started its 2017 season with three non-conference wins over Buffalo, Oregon State and Middle Tennessee. The Golden Gophers then lost their next three games to Big Ten foes before beating Illinois.
In 2018, how will Minnesota’s offense look? With Croft, Smith and Johnson returning, newer names won’t necessarily have to lead the team in any particular category, but after a 5-7 season, improvement from the returnees is needed.
The Golden Gophers’ 2018 recruiting class ranks No. 37 nationally and No. 7 in the Big Ten according to 247Sports. Minnesota had three 4-star recruits sign in Curtis Dunlap, Daniel Faalele and Rashod Bateman.
Dunlap is an offensive guard and Faalele is a projected offensive tackle. Bateman is a wide receiver. If Dunlap and Faalele were to make an impact in 2018, both the passing game and running game could see progress rather quickly.
When a QB has more time to throw the ball due to better protection, that should lead to better results. And, of course, if a RB has better holes to run through, that means easier yardage.