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Continued: Big risk, but no reward

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 14, 2007 - 1:30 AM

Weber completed 25 of 38 passes for 341 yards and five touchdowns ,with two interceptions. He also rushed for 89 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries.

His 430 total yards and five touchdown passes both ranked second in school history.

Senior Ernie Wheelwright had the best game of his career, with seven catches for 116 yards and three touchdowns. Jay Thomas rushed for 100 yards on 22 carries.

Bachér did most of the heavy lifting for Northwestern (4-3, 2-2). He completed 41 of 58 passes for 470 yards and four touchdowns, including three after halftime.

The Gophers scored touchdowns on five consecutive possessions that bridged the two halves to take their 21-point lead. They rolled up 380 yards on 32 plays in that span.

But it still wasn't enough.

"I don't know what happened in the second half," defensive tackle Eric Small said. "They came back, and we couldn't get the couple of stops that we needed. We had opportunities to end the game and didn't."

Chip Scoggins • ascoggins@startribune.com

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