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The Gophers ate up most of the remaining clock on their next drive, and Nelson capped it with another 1-yard touchdown run. At that point, the celebration was on.
It was the Gophers’ first victory over a ranked opponent since they knocked off No. 24 Iowa in 2010. But this was perhaps Minnesota’s biggest win since 2005, when it won at No. 21 Michigan 23-20, under Glen Mason.
Last year, the Gophers didn’t become bowl-eligible until Nov. 10, when they won at Illinois.
“I’ll tell you, you don’t sigh and you don’t celebrate,” Claeys said. “You get bowl-eligible in October, you reset your goals a heck of a lot higher. We told the kids, ‘We’ve got four Big Ten games left, so we’ve got a lot left we can accomplish.
“We’re playing very confident right now, and they have to learn now how to handle the success. … Last year, we got our sixth win later in the year, with two games left, and it was kind of a celebration and a letdown. That will not happen this year.”
|Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario||7||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: J. Soria||4|
|Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||3|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||2|
|Philadelphia||5||Bottom 4th Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Seattle||4||Top 5th Inning|
|Cincinnati||0||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Minnesota||1||Top 2nd Inning|
|Toronto||1||Top 2nd Inning|
|Pittsburgh - J. Locke||8:40 PM|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - C. Kershaw|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|
|Phoenix||10||2nd Qtr 10:00|
|New York||22||2nd Qtr|