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Virginia Tech (7-1) was a 12-point favorite over Minnesota (4-3) and rolled to an easy victory.
Minnesota had aspirations to reach the Big Ten title game. But the Gophers lost crucial intra-division games to Purdue, Illinois and Iowa, and it cost them a Big Ten West championship.
The Gophers will be back in action on Wednesday, where they’ll take on Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at 7 p.m. at The Barn.
Minnesota is the No. 2 seed in its region and will play Friday at Maturi Pavilion.

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Playing in what may be his professional home someday, Gophers rookie Logan Cooley put on a show, while Justen Close made an emphatic return from illness as Minnesota survived a strong challenge from the Sun Devils.
Similar to last week, the Gophers’ rivalry game on Saturday against Wisconsin will have more than Paul Bunyan’s Axe on the line.
Minnesota (4-1) will play UNLV on Wednesday night for the neutral-site tournament championship.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota football team worked quickly to move on from Saturday’s 13-10 loss to Iowa, holding a brief five-minute team meeting Sunday.

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Minnesota, ranked No. 1 or 2 in national polls, falls to 9-2-2 this season. Wisconsin is 11-2-1.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck claimed he was disappointed but not discouraged by the result. But elements of despondency could be excused for the way it went down.
Both place third at Auggie Invite on Saturday

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