The most interesting guy on the TCF Bank Stadium field this Saturday, a senior team leader who was carried off the field last weekend during a victory, won't be a guy. That player will be April Goss, who became the second woman to score in major college football when she kicked an extra point Saturday in Kent State's 45-13 victory over Delaware State.
Goss and Kent State are the opponent Saturday for the Gophers. If Minnesota lives up to its status as a 24-point favorite, the Golden Flashes might need another Goss kick to have a reason to celebrate.
"We were just all proud of her and excited for her that she got her opportunity," Kent State safety Nate Holley said last Saturday.
Goss isn't listed as one of the Golden Flashes' top two kickers, but she'll be making the trip to Minneapolis. Look for her in your program Saturday: No. 91, 5-6, 134 pounds, fifth-year senior. Who knows if we'll see her kick in Minneapolis, but teammates and coaches said she could hit a field goal from as far as 35 yards.
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