Gophers replay: New Mexico State 28, Minnesota 21

  • Updated: September 12, 2011 - 12:06 AM


The recap: An alarmingly bad performance by the Gophers was overshadowed by something even more frightening -- coach Jerry Kill's collapse on the sidelines. He'll be fine, but the Gophers must address why their second consecutive last-minute drive to salvage the game fell short.

What was learned: MarQueis Gray is as unstoppable a runner as advertised, but he still appears to be thinking too much about where, or whether, to pass the ball. The defense? There's still as little pressure on the quarterback as last year, and it's destroying pass coverage.


• Da'Jon McKnight wasn't the only receiver to enjoy a career-best day. Tight end Collin McGarry caught three passes, including a nice diving catch in the end zone just before halftime for his first collegiate touchdown. McKnight, meanwhile, had nine catches for 146 yards and a score.

• With Gray finding McGarry downfield, Eric Lair never had a pass thrown his way. It was the senior tight end's first game without a reception since 2009.

• A year after finishing last in the nation in sacks, the Gophers still haven't recorded one in 2011. Only five teams in the FBS have played two games without a sack this year, and Minnesota is the only one from a BCS conference.


2:30 p.m. Saturday, TCF Bank Stadium

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: 100.3-FM

Records: Gophers 0-2, Miami 0-1

The skinny: Miami's lone touchdown in its 17-6 loss at Missouri came on a 19-yard drive, but the RedHawks' defense kept the game competitive despite a sluggish offense. The RedHawks are defending Mid-American Conference champions, and the Gophers' coaching staff will be seeking some revenge; Miami upset Northern Illinois, led by Jerry Kill and his staff, in the final minute of the MAC championship game.


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