GOPHERS 29, WESTERN ILLINOIS 12
The recap: The Gophers trailed 12-7 in the third quarter before backup quarterback Mitch Leidner led them on three consecutive touchdown drives.
What was learned: The Gophers won despite coach Jerry Kill’s seizure at halftime and despite losing starting quarterback Philip Nelson to a right hamstring injury.
YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:
• Freshman wide receiver Donovahn Jones did not play. It wasn’t injury related; he simply didn’t fit into the Gophers’ scheme for this game.
• After returning a kickoff and punt for touchdowns the first two weeks, Marcus Jones suffered a slight ankle injury and was held without a return for longer than 25 yards.
• After notching eight tackles apiece the previous week, linebackers Damien Wilson (three tackles) and De’Vondre Campbell (two tackles) weren’t quite as active.
• Punter Peter Mortell had his best game of the season, averaging 45.4 yards on his five punts.
UP NEXT: San Jose State
11 a.m. Saturday, TCF Bank Stadium
TV: ESPN or ESPN2. Radio: 100.3-FM
Records: Gophers 3-0, San Jose State 1-1
The skinny: The Spartans went 11-2 last year and hired Ron Caragher as their new coach after Mike MacIntyre bolted for Colorado. Quarterback David Fales led the nation with a 72.5 completion percentage last year and is a top NFL prospect. San Jose State had a bye last weekend after opening the season with a 24-0 victory over Sacramento State, followed by a 34-13 loss to No. 5 Stanford.
|Cleveland - LP: C. Carrasco||6||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: K. Lobstein||8|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||5||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: A. DeSclafani||2|
|Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: D. Haren||6|
|Toronto - LP: M. Buehrle||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: C. Archer||5|
|Atlanta - LP: T. Cahill||4||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: J. Williams||5|
|Boston - LP: W. Miley||7||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: B. Norris||18|
|St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: M. Blazek||6|
|Kansas City - LP: K. Herrera||2||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: D. Robertson||3|
|Kansas City - LP: E. Volquez||3||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: J. Danks||5|
|Texas - WP: N. Feliz||5||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: J. Alvarez||4|
|Houston - WP: T. Sipp||7||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: T. Clippard||6|
|Los Angeles - LP: S. Baker||1||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: B. Morrow||3|
|Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano||8||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: J. Hellickson||0|
|Minnesota - WP: C. Fien||4||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: T. Olson||2|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Niese||4||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: C. Shreve||6|
|Red Bull New York||1|
Poll: Does it bother you that Tyus Jones chose Duke over Minnesota?