WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. -- The Gophers game at Purdue is in a weather delay with 9:58 left in the fourth quarter because of thunderstorms and lightning in the area. Officials suspended play at 6:22 p.m. Eastern, just after J.D. Dellinger kicked a 19-yard field goal to give the Boilermakers a 16-14 lead.
The stands at Ross-Ade Stadium were evacuated, and fans funneled into adjacent Mackey Arena as sheets of rain fell.
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.
Coach P.J. Fleck is honoring former Gophers tackle Nick Connelly, who died Wednesday, with a helmet decal and lime green wristbands. The Gophers also have a helmet decal in honor of Maryland's Jordan McNair, who died after an offseason workout.