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The Gophers played their season opener Thursday without senior offensive lineman Josh Campion, who had started all 39 games the previous three seasons.
It it wasn’t all Mitch Leidner’s fault that the Gophers' offense meandered against TCU on Thursday.
A battle of reserves to end the preseason was fittingly decided by a backup kicker.
Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in the day.
The Gophers dropped their chances against No. 2 TCU on Thursday night to open the college football season at TCF Bank Stadium.