The Gophers football team concluded practice Tuesday with a mini-scrimmage and true freshman tailback Duane Bennett stole the show.
With Jay Thomas sidelined because of a sore knee, Bennett got reps with the first team and rushed for 39 yards on nine carries, including a 16-yard touchdown run. Bennett showed speed, power and effort and impressed coaches and teammates.
"Duane Bennett is an outstanding football player," coach Tim Brewster said. "He's making us a better football team right now."
Said senior linebacker John Shevlin, "That kid is impressive."
Willie Dyson moved from defensive end to middle linebacker.
Reserve quarterback Mike Frankberg put off medical school until next semester so he can play his senior season.
|Pittsburgh - WP: B. Morris||8||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure||7|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: T. Koehler||11|
|Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole||5||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake||7|
|Seattle - LP: B. Beavan||0||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: R. Ross Jr.||5|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Estrada||1|
|Boston - LP: B. Badenhop||1||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: D. Webb||2|
|Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura||4||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: L. Harrell||2|
|Toronto - WP: A. Loup||9||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||3|
|NY Mets - WP: J. Mejia||9||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: B. Arroyo||0|
|Oakland - WP: J. Johnson||10||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: Y. Herrera||9|
|Colorado - WP: J. Nicasio||3||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: R. Erlin||2|
|Los Angeles - LP: B. League||2||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: Y. Petit||3|