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Gophers LB Coughlin injures elbow; expected to miss multiple weeks

Gophers freshman linebacker Carter Coughlin suffered an elbow injury Saturday that likely will keep him out multiple weeks, coach Tracy Claeys confirmed Sunday.

Coughlin made his first career start and made six tackles against Colorado State, including a tackle for a loss. But he sustained an elbow injury that Claeys said could be similar to the one that has kept senior linebacker Nick Rallis out the past two games.

In other news, the Gophers appeared to land a junior college safety recruit Sunday, when Jaquarius Landrews gave them a verbal commitment. But according to multiple recruiting sties, Landrews later indicated he was sticking with his commitment Mississippi State. 

The 6-1, 205-pound Landrews is a consensus three-star recruit who also had reported offers from Arkansas, Southern Mississippi and Middle Tennessee State. A native of McComb, Miss., he is a sophomore at Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) Community College. He plans to graduate in December and transfer in time to be eligible for spring practice.

Watch another huge hit by Gophers' Tai'yon Devers

Tai’yon Devers made another huge hit Saturday, forcing yet another fumble, and electrifying the crowd at TCF Bank Stadium, as the Gophers jumped to a 17-7 lead over Colorado State by halftime.

Devers, a true freshman defensive end, drilled Rams quarterback Collin Hill late in the second quarter, knocking Hill’s helmet off as the ball bounced loose. Gaelin Elmore recovered the fumble for Minnesota, who turned it into a field goal.

Devers has now forced three fumbles on sacks this season. He did it twice in the season opener against Oregon State.

The Gophers were in position to break the game open after Devers’ fumble. They led 14-7 got a first down at Colorado State’s 2-yard line. To that point on the season, Minnesota had 11 touchdowns in 11 trips to the red zone.

But the Rams stopped Rodney Smith on two runs, and Mitch Leidner once, forcing a field goal.

Leidner threw his first interception of the season with 53 seconds left in the half, giving Colorado State a good chance to trim the lead. The Rams took over in Minnesota territory and lined up a 46-yard field goal attempt, but shanked the kick.

Leidner was 8-for-11 for 87 yards, with seven carries for 41 yards and a touchdown. Shannon Brooks made his 2016 debut, rushing four carries for 17 yards. Rodney Smith led all rushers with 12 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown.

TV Listings

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  • Vikings at Carolina

    12 pm on Ch. 9, 100.3/1130

  • Seattle at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Wild at Buffalo (preseason)

    6 pm on 100.3-FM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    6:15 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Colorado at Wild (preseason)

    7 pm on 100.3-FM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    6:15 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    6:15 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Wild at Winnipeg (preseason)

    7 pm on NHLN, 100.3-FM

  • Lindenwood at Gophers women's hockey

    7:07 pm

  • Twins at Chicago White Sox

    7:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Lindenwood at Gophers women's hockey

    2:07 pm

  • Gophers football at Penn State

    2:30 pm on BTN, 100.3-FM

  • Twins at Chicago White Sox

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Jacksonville at Minnesota United FC

    7 pm on Ch. 29

  • Twins at Chicago White Sox

    2:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Carolina at Wild (preseason)

    5 pm on 100.3-FM

Today's Scoreboard

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    Toronto

     

    - F

    3

    4

  • Chicago White Sox

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    3

    0

  • Kansas City

    Detroit

     

    - F

    12

    9

  • Atlanta

    Miami

    12:10 PM

  • Philadelphia

    NY Mets

     

    - F

    0

    17

  • Boston

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    3

    2

  • Arizona

    Baltimore

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • Washington

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    10

    7

  • LA Angels

    Houston

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Cincinnati

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    4

    2

  • Seattle

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    4

    3

  • Texas

    Oakland

     

    - F

    1

    7

  • Colorado

    LA Dodgers

     

    - Top 9th

    3

    2

  • San Francisco

    San Diego

     

    - Bot 7th

    3

    3

  • St. Louis

    Chicago Cubs

    7:08 PM

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  • Oakland

    Tennessee

     

    - F

    17

    10

  • Detroit

    Green Bay

     

    - F

    27

    34

  • Arizona

    Buffalo

     

    - F

    18

    33

  • Denver

    Cincinnati

     

    - F

    29

    17

  • Cleveland

    Miami

     

    - F

    24

    30

  • Minnesota

    Carolina

     

    - F

    22

    10

  • Baltimore

    Jacksonville

     

    - F

    19

    17

  • Washington

    NY Giants

     

    - F

    29

    27

  • San Francisco

    Seattle

     

    - F

    18

    37

  • Los Angeles

    Tampa Bay

     

    - 4th, 3:50

    37

    26

  • NY Jets

    Kansas City

     

    - 4th, 4:38

    3

    17

  • Pittsburgh

    Philadelphia

     

    - 4th, 7:08

    3

    34

  • San Diego

    Indianapolis

     

    - 4th, 8:24

    19

    20

  • Chicago

    Dallas

    7:30 PM

    NBC

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  • Columbus

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    3

    7

  • St. Louis

    Columbus

    6:00 PM

  • Seattle

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    4

    2

  • New England

    Columbus

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