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Continued: Gophers pull out 'crazy' road victory over Indiana

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 3, 2013 - 7:30 AM

“You always keep one play in the book for late in the game,” Claeys said, “so we made the call, and the timeout was so they all knew what they were going to do on that call.”

Vereen blitzed on the play, but saw Coleman swinging out for the screen pass and went to guard him.

“I could tell he was about to reach for the ball, so I pushed, and I thought the ball went out of bounds, so I stopped,” Vereen said. “I don’t know what [Coleman] was thinking, but he stopped, too.

“And fortunately Aaron [Hill] was the smartest guy on the field and he was able to scoop it up and seal it.”

The Gophers ran two plays to run out the clock, and the celebration was on.

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