Gophers hang tough but fall short to Ohio State Buckeyes

Nobody expected the Gophers to hang with the third-ranked Buckeyes.
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The Gophers wouldn't go away in a close loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday. Losers of two straight entering the game, the Gophers were up against the No. 3-ranked, undefeated Buckeyes, who were 29.5-point favorites.

Final score: Ohio State 30, Gophers 14. 

Minnesota might've won the game if not for a pair of fourth quarter missed field goals by the usual reliable Emmit Carpenter, one from 32 yards and the second from 49 yards. 

Ohio State took a 17-14 lead into the half and kept the Buckeyes in check the entire second half until quarterback Dwayne Haskins hit K.J. Hill for a score to take a 30-14 lead. 

Minnesota's leaders: 

  • Mohamed Ibrahim: 23 carries for 158 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Zack Annexstad: 13-of-22 for 189 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. 
  • Tyler Johnson: eight catches for 119 yards.

Haskins threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns for Ohio State. Hill led the Buckeyes with nine catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns. 

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