Gophers fall to Michigan in Big Ten opener

The Minnesota Gophers lost 49-24 to the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. 

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Minnesota Gophers defensive lineman MJ Anderson (3) and linebacker Cody Lindenberg (45) collided as they missed a tackle against Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Giles Jackson (0) as he ran for a first down in the second quarter.
Michigan Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins (25) ran for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Minnesota Gophers.
A few clusters of Gophers fans in the second half Saturday.
Nolan Summerfield, a statistics and sports management student at the University of Minnesota, tried to get a view of the game from outside the gates Saturday.
Minnesota Gophers players were dejected after a turnover and touchdown by the Michigan Wolverines early in the first quarter.
Minnesota Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck consoled defensive back Benjamin St-Juste after the team fell 24-49 to the Michigan Wolverines.
A penalty was called against Minnesota Gophers defensive back Benjamin St-Juste (25) after he grabbed the face mask of Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Ronnie Bell (8) in the second quarter.
Michigan Wolverines linebacker Michael Barrett (23) and Michigan Wolverines linebacker Josh Ross (12) stopped Minnesota Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman (0) in the second quarter.
Michigan Wolverines running back Zach Charbonnet (24) carried for a touchdown against the Minnesota Gophers in the first half.
Michigan Wolverines running back Zach Charbonnet (24) reacted after running for a touchdown against the Minnesota Gophers in the first half.
The Minnesota Gophers took the field to a nearly empty TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesota Gophers tight end Ko Kieft (42) scored a touchdown on a reception during the first half.
Minnesota Gophers tight end Ko Kieft (42) reacted after scoring a touchdown on a reception during the first half.
Minnesota Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck celebrated a touchdown by tight end Ko Kieft (42) in the first quarter against the Michigan Wolverines.
Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Donovan Jeter (95) celebrates a touchdown after Michigan Wolverines linebacker Michael Barrett (23) hit Minnesota Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan, forcing the ball loose, in the first half.
Minnesota Gophers defensive back Michael Dixon (11) attempted to recover a blocked punt in the first quarter, which was recovered by Minnesota against the Michigan Wolverines.
Minnesota Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) overthrew a pass to wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell (7) as he was guarded by Michigan Wolverines defensive back Gemon Green (22) in the first quarter.
Minnesota Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim (24) ran for a touchdown against Michigan Wolverines defensive back Makari Paige (7) in the first half.
Minnesota Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) and running back Mohamed Ibrahim (24) celebrated a rushing touchdown by Ibrahim in the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines.
Minnesota Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck congratulated Minnesota Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim (24) after he scored a touchdown in the first half.
Minnesota Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim (24) scored a rushing touchdown in the third quarter against the Michigan Wolverines.
The Minnesota Gophers took the field before Saturday’s game against the Michigan Wolverines.
A cardboard cutout of Sid Hartman above the west end zone.
Sid Hartman’s tape recorder, flowers and a plaque memorialized the late Star Tribune journalist, who died earlier this week at 100-years old.
Minnesota Gophers wide receiver Daniel Jackson (9) made a fourth quarter touchdown.
Minnesota Gophers running back Cam Wiley (1) caught a pass behind the line of scrimmage and was quickly dropped for a loss of four yards in the second quarter.
Minnesota Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman (0) gestured after pass interference was called against Michigan Wolverines defensive back Brad Hawkins (20) in the first quarter.
Minnesota Gophers players lined up to watch a presentation on social justice before Saturday’s game between the Minnesota Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines.
The Minnesota Gophers cleared the field trailing the Michigan Wolverines at halftime.
Reggie Bell and girlfriend Regina Murphy snuggled under the warmth of their blanket as they watched the third quarter of Saturday night’s game between the Minnesota Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines. Bell’s son is Gophers wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell (7).
Minnesota Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck and Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh met a midfield for their post-game handshake Saturday night.
Minnesota Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck left the field after his team fell 24-49 to the Michigan Wolverines.
A turkey roamed the exterior of TCF Bank Stadium hours before Saturday’s game between the Minnesota Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines.
Black fabric was added to the gates surrounding TCF Bank Stadium to discourage people from crowding around and watching Saturday’s game.