Minnesota Gophers Overall Rating for EA College Football 25 Revealed

PJ Fleck
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There may be no more anticipated sports game this year than EA Sports College Football 25. While the NCAA is no longer involved, the popular Madden creator is bringing “amateur” athletics back onto gaming consoles everywhere.

Now rebranded, EA Sports College Football 25, multiple different enhancements have been added to this new edition of one of the most popular sports video games ever. It has been a decade since EA Sports had a college football game, but the ability to pay players for their name, image, and likeness made its return possible.

Minnesota Gophers overall Madden 25 rating revealed

In a gameplay trailer that was released Friday, we got a look at the Minnesota Gophers’ overall rating, prior to the much-anticipated release (this summer), which is an 85. Iowa had the same rating but got there differently.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers made a cameo while Kirk Herbstreit discussed changes, and the overall scores for a few teams were revealed. Given an 85 overall rating, with a slightly better offense (82) than defense (80), P.J. Fleck’s squad had a baseline for fans to discuss prior to the release of the game in mid-June.

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Paired up against the Iowa Hawkeyes (85 overall), it was a dead even matchup despite the Kinnick Stadium group having just a 71 overall on offense. The 94 overall rated defense makes the difference, and you can bet they have a strong punting game as well.

Highlighted in the gameplay reveal were a few things that could be interesting to Golden Gophers fans. While home field advantage is certainly a thing in the NFL, few sports embody that notion more than college football and their stadiums.

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A pulse meter that impacts the opposition to varying degrees has been brought back. Seeing how Huntington Bank Stadium compares to Camp Randall will be interesting. Beyond just the outside factors, this year has actual players now involved, thanks to NIL payments for all players who agreed to let EA use their name, image and likeness.

Those names will include new Golden Gophers quarterback Max Brosmer, who was one of the top transfer QBs in the country. He only has one year of eligibility remaining so it’ll be interesting to how good EA sports evaluators view him. Not only that, but how could his attributes change as updates come through, especially after real games are played.

The Madden franchise will update their online player ratings to help reflect how good a player is in real life. You can only imagine the College Football version will do the same. Fleck is certainly hoping that his new quarterback can do more than just be a handoff factory, but loosening the reins is something the Gophers head coach will need to buy into, himself too.

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Expect more information on College Football 25 to filter out over the next handful of weeks with the full game releasing on July 19.

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