Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner runs over Kent State corner back Najee Murray for a first down during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, September 19, 2015, in Minneapolis.
A Craig James fumble on a punt return and Minnesota penalty rendered TCF Bank Stadium relatively silent when A.J.
The Bobcats unsuccessfully tried a Hail Mary pass in the closing seconds of the game, marking a dramatic turnaround for the ultimate victors, who had suffered a number of setbacks and even lost their lead in the fourth quarter, the Star Tribune reports.
Up next: The Gophers will begin Big Ten play on the road against Northwestern on Saturday, October 3 at 11 a.m. So far this season, the Wildcats defense has been one of the best in the FBS. “To take a scenario like me now, furious following the Kent State game app, to dance back, for each myself and offensively for being product is big for us”. The sudden emergence of Brooks as a playmaker to complement Smith in the running game provided a flair of explosiveness to the offense that was sorely missing a week ago.
Brooks’ 40-yard run tied the game early in the second quarter before Vick connected on his second scoring pass of the day, a 10-yarder to junior Sebastian Smith.
“That was my fault, and I should’ve went for it at 58”, Solich said. “So, if we can control our aspect of the game, I think that we can play a little bit better”, Campbell said.
“It feels good”, said Leidner, who completed 22 of 32 passes. “That gives us the capability, I think, of doing that in the future”.
The Gophers mustered a pretty strong offensive showing after woes on that side of the ball plagued them through the first three weeks.
Yazdani came out for a 53-yard field goal, but Ohio was flagged for a delay of game, despite a Minnesota timeout.
Mistakes kept piling up on special teams for the Gophers, eventually costing them late in the game.
Patterson rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries to lead the Bobcats.
The Bobcats were then able to move down to the Golden Gophers 31, where they lined up for a final field goal attempt. What can be said is that the next eight games could be a wild up-and-down ride for the Gophers.