Philip Nelson, Gophers
The second half was dominated by unusual TDs — a kickoff return, a blocked FG and an interception return — but in the first half Nelson was pretty much all the offense Minnesota had. Nelson’s 48-yard TD run gave the Gophers their first lead at 10-6, and his TD pass to Maxx Williams late in the half put Minnesota ahead for good at 16-13. Nelson added another TD run late to seal the game.
Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Gophers
The final score read like a rout, but don’t forget the game still hung in the balance early in the fourth quarter. Minnesota led 30-16, but UNLV was driving to move within a score. That’s when Boddy-Calhoun stepped in front of a Nick Sherry pass and ran it back 89 yards for a touchdown.
by the numbers
5 Ways the Gophers scored touchdowns (rushing TD, passing TD, kickoff return, blocked FG return, INT return).
234 Yards of total offense for the Gophers with 4:12 remaining in the game.
420 Yards for UNLV at the same point in the game.
5-for-5 The teams’ combined success on fourth-down plays (4-4 for the Rebels, 1-for-1 for the Gophers).
|Kansas City - J. Vargas||5:10 PM|
|Cleveland - C. Kluber|
|Toronto - A. Sanchez||5:10 PM|
|Boston - J. Kelly|
|Chicago WSox - H. Noesi||6:05 PM|
|Baltimore - U. Jimenez|
|Tampa Bay - N. Karns||6:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - A. Warren|
|Washington - D. Fister||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - E. Stults|
|NY Mets - D. Gee||6:10 PM|
|Miami - J. Cosart|
|Milwaukee - J. Nelson||6:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - J. Marquis|
|Pittsburgh - V. Worley||7:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - J. Hammel|
|Seattle - T. Walker||7:05 PM|
|Texas - Y. Gallardo|
|Detroit - D. Price||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - T. Milone|
|Philadelphia - C. Hamels||7:15 PM|
|St. Louis - J. Lackey|
|Colorado - T. Matzek||8:40 PM|
|Arizona - C. Anderson|
|Houston - C. McHugh||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - J. Shields|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - B. Anderson|
|Tampa Bay||6:00 PM|
|NY Islanders||6:30 PM|
Poll: Does it bother you that Tyus Jones chose Duke over Minnesota?