Publish date:

Mohamed Ibrahim helps Gophers run past Nebraska

The Gophers came into the game with over 30 players out due to COVID issues.
Tanner Morgan and Mohamed Ibrahim

Coming off a COVID-19 outbreak within the program, the Minnesota Golden Gopher football team traveled to Nebraska on Saturday down over 30 players and coaches. However, Minnesota was able to overcome their shorthanded roster and pick up a 24-14 win over the Cornhuskers.

Despite the disadvantage in numbers, the Gophers started the game strong thanks to a 24-yard touchdown run by Mohamed Ibrahim.

Minnesota extended their lead later in the first quarter on a 31-yard field goal from Anders Gelecinskyj to go up 10-0 before the Cornhuskers issued their response in the form of Adrian Martinez.

The Nebraska senior put up a pair of touchdowns with an eight-yard pass to Austin Allen and a seven-yard run to give the Huskers a 14-10 lead. 

The Gophers regained the lead right before halftime with Tanner Morgan connecting with Brevyn Spann-Ford on a four-yard touchdown and Minnesota headed into the locker room up 17-14.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Gophers extended their lead on Ibrahim's second touchdown of the game on a fourth-and-goal to extend the lead to 24-14.

Ibrahim's fifth multi-touchdown game of the season helped keep Nebraska at an arm's length, but the Huskers added a 30-yard field goal from Connor Culp to cut the Gophers' lead down to 24-17.

Getting the ball with just under five minutes to go, the Gophers rode Ibrahim, who put up 108 yards and two touchdowns on the afternoon to help salt away the game and bring Minnesota back to .500 on the season.

With a 3-3 record, the Gophers next game is up in the air. A possible matchup with Wisconsin has been rumored for next week, but the Gophers could wind up preparing for a bowl game instead as all teams are eligible in 2020.

Next Up

Tanner Morgan/Gopher Football

Morgan's resurgence, Nebraska's miscues help Gophers hold on

The Gophers quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns in a 30-23 victory.

Tina Smith

Sen. Tina Smith warns Dems she may not vote for budget bill if climate plan dropped

This comes amid a White House effort to get its "Build Back Better" plan passed.

Pixabay - emergency room ambulance hospital

St. Paul man dies six days after crash on I-94

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the man as David Rodney Hardaway.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Double murder in northeastern Minnesota, suspect kills himself after chase

The suspect died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

chaska school fight

Anti-masker involved in school board meeting fight charged with assault

It happened last month at an Eastern Carver County Schools hearing.

Marcus Foligno

Marcus Foligno throws hands, scores game-winning goal in Wild's opener

The Wild forward scored with 7.2 seconds left to beat Anaheim.

Screen Shot 2021-10-15 at 10.01.55 PM

Large police presence at Emagine Willow Creek movie theater in Plymouth

There are few details at this stage as to what has happened.

Maple Grove Police Department

Maple Grove-based businessman convicted of fatally shooting wife

Wiseman owns properties in both Minnesota, Nevada and China.

betty and earls biscuits facebook

Jason Matheson's biscuit shop to briefly close ahead of relaunch

Betty & Earl's will shut down for two weeks before reopening under a new name.

Simon Merino Go Fund Me

Worker dies in forklift accident at paper recycling business

The victim was described as a loving father of two who was devoted to his church.

rosie means - go fund me

Authorities ID woman killed by hit-and-run driver who ran red light

A fundraiser was created to support the family after the "sudden and senseless loss."

Prior Lake Football

Watch: Prior Lake stuns Rosemount with last-second hook and ladder

The Lakers dusted off an old favorite to get a victory on Thursday night.


Tanner Morgan/Gopher Football

Morgan's resurgence, Nebraska's miscues help Gophers hold on

The Gophers quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns in a 30-23 victory.

Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim will return to Gophers in 2021

The Gophers running back was a third-team All American in 2020.

Tanner Morgan/Gopher Football

Michigan humbles Gophers in primetime

The Wolverines handed the Gophers a 49-24 defeat on Saturday night.

Screen Shot 2019-10-12 at 9.56.03 PM

Gophers stomp Nebraska for first 6-0 start since 2003

For the second straight week, the Gophers ran all over the opponent, racking up 322 yards on the ground in a 34-7 victory at TCF Bank Stadium.

Mohamed Ibrahim

Ibrahim, Olson named First-Team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele Publications

The Gophers had 10 total players selected to the All-Big Ten team.

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

Seth Green/Gopher Football

Shorthanded Gophers hold on to beat Purdue

Minnesota was down a combined total of 25 players and coaches in a 34-31 win.