Give the Gophers credit -- this one started ugly, but it's a five-point game at halftime.
     After two possessions, Minnesota had failed on a fourth down and punted after losing 14 yards on a drive, while the Badgers marched down the field with ease, picking up a pair of touchdowns for a 14-point lead.
     John Clay gained 52 yards on 10 first-quarter carries, but didn't touch the ball in the second quarter.
     Meanwhile, Minnesota rallied with a 24-yard field goal (after their red-zone drive stalled inside the 10), and a 9-yard touchdown pass to MarQueis Gray in the left rear corner of the end zone. Gray made an athletic catch, coming down with a ball that was thrown over his head to avoid a potential interception.
     Eric Ellestad whiffed on the point-after, so the halftime score is 14-9 Wisconsin. The Gophers have 162 yards to Wisconsin's 156, and neither team has a turnover.