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Minnesota Golden Gophers (0-0)


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vs. Mich
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@ Wisc
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Gophers WR Bateman skips season amid virus worries, goes pro

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota star wide receiver Rashod Bateman will pass on a 2020 college football season that has been complicated - and threatened - by the pandemic.

Bateman announced Tuesday he has opted out amid concerns about the coronavirus and will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. He is widely projected to be a first-round pick. He posted a professionally created video on his Twitter account that he narrated in explanation of his decision, which the university confirmed.

"I'm now making the hardest decision that I've ever had to make in my life," Bateman said. "Minnesota, you have my heart forever. Moving from a small town to a big city, I was very nervous. You all have accepted me with open arms and have helped me find myself."

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Morgan3253
Passing TDs: T. Morgan30
Rushing Yards: R. Smith1163
Rushing TDs: R. Smith8
Receiving Yards: T. Johnson1318
Receiving TDs: T. Johnson13
Interceptions: A. Winfield Jr.7
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 at Michigan State Postponed
9/12 vs. Michigan Postponed
9/19 vs. Iowa Postponed
9/26 at Wisconsin Postponed
10/3 at Nebraska Postponed
10/10 vs. Indiana Postponed
10/24 vs. Purdue Postponed
10/31 at Illinois Postponed
11/14 vs. Northwestern Postponed
11/21 at Maryland Postponed
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
Indiana 0-0 0-0
Maryland 0-0 0-0
Michigan 0-0 0-0
Michigan State 0-0 0-0
Ohio State 0-0 0-0
Penn State 0-0 0-0
Rutgers 0-0 0-0
West
  Conference Overall
Illinois 0-0 0-0
Iowa 0-0 0-0
Minnesota 0-0 0-0
Nebraska 0-0 0-0
Northwestern 0-0 0-0
Purdue 0-0 0-0
Wisconsin 0-0 0-0
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5616 (39)
Passing Yards: 3293 (44)
Rushing Yards: 2323 (49)
Points per game: 34.1 (21)
Yards per game: 432.0 (42)
Touchdowns: 56 (22)
Field Goals: 11 (96)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3986 (8)
Passing Yards: 2395 (11)
Rushing Yards: 1591 (20)
Points per game: 22.5 (38)
Yards per game: 306.6 (10)
Touchdowns: 32 (26)
Field Goals: 12 (40)