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Kill not sure when Campion, Plsek and Gentry will return

Gophers coach Jerry Kill said Friday that he's not sure when OL Josh Campion (concussion), TE Lincoln Plsek (back) and WR Isaiah Gentry (hamstring) will be ready to return from their respective injuries, and the coach noted that those are three would-be starters. 

Kill credited left tackle Ben Lauer for trying to play with his surgically repaired knee, but it was clearly a struggle. The coach was pleased with how Jonah Pirsig played after taking Lauer's place at left tackle.

"Jonah's a heck of a football player, and we’ve just got to get Ben healthy," Kill said. "He’s a tough kid. I appreciate what he tried to do. Get him healed up and get Campion healed up, and we’ll be fine. But that lines’ important, certainly the backside of the quarterback because [Mitch Leidner] got hit three or four times. But I thought Mitch hung in there pretty good with the situation we had."

I'll have more on Kill's thoughts coming off the TCU game in tonight's first editions.

Halftime: Minnesota funbles twice, TCU leads Gophers 10-3

TCU leads the Gophers 10-3 at halftime before a full house at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota is hanging in there, despite two big turnovers.

THE RECAP

Jaden Oberkrom hit a 53-yard field goal, giving TCU an early lead.

The Gophers fumbled on their next drive, when defensive end Terrell Lathan got around left tackle Ben Lauer to sack Mitch Leidner, popping the ball loose. TCU recovered at Minnesota’s 15-yard line, and moments later, Trevone Boykin hit Josh Doctson for a nine-yard touchdown.

Less than 10 minutes into the game, TCU had a 10-0 lead.

But the Gophers defense stiffened, and the offense started finding its footing. They ran the flea flicker, with Leidner hitting KJ Maye for a 36-yard gain. Four plays later, Rodrick Williams went airborne for a six-yard gain, but fumbled the ball at the 1, with the ball bouncing through the end zone for a touchback.

After making five turnovers in last year’s 30-7 loss, the Gophers had vowed to protect the ball better, but those two were big setbacks.

Ryan Santoso hit a 42-yard field goal putting the Gophers on the board, and Oberkrom missed a 29-yard attempt off the left upright with 28 seconds left in the half.

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Today's Scoreboard

  • Arizona

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - F

    5

    14

  • Tampa Bay

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    2

    5

  • Atlanta

    Washington

     

    - F

    2

    5

  • Baltimore

    Toronto

     

    - F

    10

    2

  • Cleveland

    Detroit

     

    - F

    8

    1

  • Philadelphia

    Boston

     

    - F

    5

    7

  • Milwaukee

    Cincinnati

     

    - Postponed

    0

    0

  • NY Mets

    Miami

     

    - F

    5

    6

  • Minnesota

    Houston

     

    - F

    0

    8

  • Chicago White Sox

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    12

    1

  • Pittsburgh

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    9

    3

  • San Francisco

    Colorado

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • Texas

    LA Angels

     

    - Top 6th

    0

    3

  • Seattle

    Oakland

     

    - Bot 4th

    9

    5

  • LA Dodgers

    San Diego

     

    - Top 5th

    2

    3

  • Indiana

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    65

    81

  • Connecticut

    San Antonio

     

    - F

    73

    72

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