ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — The entire state of Minnesota is abuzz with Gopher Football hysteria. KTTC went around Rochester to talk to people about the team’s big win over Penn State and the outlook for the rest of the season.
It doesn’t really seem to matter what school you went to, if you grew up in Minnesota, you’re most likely a Minnesota Gophers football fan and what a time it is to be a fan of those Golden Gophers.
“It was a great day today, great day to be a Minnesotan,” said Loring Stead.
On Saturday the Minnesota Golden Gophers pulled off a win few outside of the state thought they could.
Taking down number four Penn State in front of a sold out crowd at TCF Bank Stadium.
“I’ll tell you what a fun game, it was so exciting to see. I mean how many decades have we waited for a time like this,” said Tom Truszinski.
“Out of all the Gophers games I’ve watched, I’ve never really seen them play so well and taking down number four Penn State, that was just really crazy,” explained Aidan Ris.
The win propels Minnesota to a 9-0 start to the season, the first time since 1904 and also puts the team in the top 10 of the AP poll.
“Gophers forever. Anybody who grew up in Minnesota, it’s all about the Gophers as we know and what a weekend it was. Does it get any better than that?,” continued Stead.
Any better and the Minnesota fans might not know how to react, they’ve already stormed the field and now they want to watch their team storm their way to the Rose Bowl.
“There is going to be one thing better than that and that’s going to be when we’re in the Rose Bowl in a couple weekends and then that’ll be better. Other than that it’s all good,” explained Stead.
But to get to the Rose Bowl, they’ll have to take down two rivals in Wisconsin and Iowa, the latter of which comes this Saturday when Minnesota travels down to Iowa City.
“You know what, we’re going to take Iowa down in their home stadium. I’m looking forward to Saturday’s game,” continued Tuszinski.
Until Saturday hits, Gopher fans will still be relishing in that sweet taste of victory.
“You know if you’re a true Minnesotan, you’re always a Gophers fan, but this makes it even extra sweet, so it’s fun,” said Tuszinski.
The last time Minnesota won in Iowa was back in 1999, but this looks to be a different year.
It’s not just the Gophers either, the Vikings are out to a 7-3 start after beating the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night. Sending Minnesota fans into an even bigger football frenzy.