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Gophers running back Duane Bennett, front, runs the ball against Middle Tennessee State last Thursday in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Associated Press)

Gophers want to keep attacking from ground


By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota has made several coaching changes on offense over the last two years, trying to become more like the power running teams the Big Ten has traditionally been built around.

Coming off a weak performance in 2009, the Gophers got off to a strong start in their season opener. Against a much-smaller Middle Tennessee team, they totaled 281 yards rushing on 67 attempts.

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