Gophers down 17-10 at half, Antoine Winfield Jr. out
September 30, 2017 — 12:47pm
The Gophers trail Maryland 17-10 at halftime, and Minnesota's secondary took another blow when Antoine Winfield Jr. left the game because of an apparent hamstring injury.
KFXN reported that Winfield, who was injured in the first quarter, will not return to the game.
The Gophers already were without starting safety Duke McGhee, who was not on the sideline in pregame warmups. They also lost cornerback Zo Craighton for the season because of a leg injury suffered Sept. 16 vs. Middle Tennessee.
Adekunle Ayinde and Jacob Huff played safety on Saturday, and the Gophers also used true freshman Ken Handy-Holly, a player they had hope to redshirt this year.
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.