The Gophers lead Kent State 10-0 at halftime. It’s been the same story – Minnesota’s defense looks great, and the offense, not so much.
The coaches designed a great third-down play before halftime. KJ Maye went in motion and was wide open for a screen pass. Mitch Leidner hit him, and Maye cruised 14 yards for a touchdown.
But Leidner had a rough half, completing 8-of-15 passes for 112 yards with two interceptions. He hadn’t thrown an interception since last year’s Ohio State game, a span of five games, but both these were two underthrown balls.
The crowd groaned and booed after Leidner underthrew Drew Wolitarsky on third down on the drive before the touchdown.
Rodney Smith has 14 carries for 38 yards. The defense has held the Golden Flashes to 85 yards.