Skip to main content

Wolverines stomp Gophers 35-13

Despite hanging tough most of three quarters, the Golden Gophers fell short in their bid to upset Michigan Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium as the Wolverines rolled on to win 35-13.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Despite hanging tough most of three quarters, the Golden Gophers fell short in their bid to upset Michigan Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium as the Wolverines rolled on to win 35-13, the Pioneer Press reported.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Wolverines outscored the Gophers in the second quarter and took a 14-7 lead into halftime.

Michigan added another touchdown at the end of the third quarter, and the Gophers could only match the Wolverines' two touchdowns in the fourth with a pair of field goals.

True freshman quarterback Philip Nelson carried much of the load for the Gophers, completing 13 of 29 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown. Nelson also led the Gophers on the ground with 10 carries for 37 yards.

The loss dropped the Gophers to 5-4 overall and 1-4 in the Big Ten. Michigan improved to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the Big Ten, and became bowl eligible with the win.

The Gophers head to Champaign, Ill., next week to take on Illinois.

Next Up

ITT Tech

Student loans cancelled for 1,380 Minnesota ITT Tech students

President Joe Biden moved to cancel the federal debt this week.

Screen Shot 2022-08-19 at 2.17.19 PM

Twine kills 2 young ospreys in Long Lake, Minnesota

One bird was found hanging by its leg from the nest.

Mindy Kiepe

5 Great Danes kill owner on northwest Iowa farm

The dogs were euthanized after the incident.

Becker Public Schools

School district sued by teachers' union over staff 'gag order'

The district has faced heightened scrutiny for months now.

Andrew Luger, former U.S. Attorney of Minnesota

After dozens of arrests, concern over rising 'militaristic' weapons on MN streets

The U.S. Attorney provided an update on the violent crime strategy in collaboration with federal and local law enforcement agencies.

Screen Shot 2022-08-19 at 1.31.41 PM

Outrage after ‘vote with bullets’ remarks from GOP Senate candidate

The candidate's comments were recently brought to light in a video recording.

State Patrol

2 killed after driver crosses center line near Silver Lake

A toddler in the vehicle survived the crash.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 4.12.14 PM

The answer to winter woes: St. Paul's upcoming Palm Springs-style supper club

Take a first look at inside the menu at The Apostle Supper Club.

Muhammad Masood

Guilty plea: Ex-Mayo Clinic researcher tried to fly to Syria and fight for ISIS

Muhammad Masood, 30, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

Related

Badgers stomp Gophers, 38-13

Despite a promising start by true freshman quarterback Philip Nelson, the Golden Gophers were buried by the Wisconsin Badgers 38-13 Saturday in Madison, Wis.

No. 18 Wolverines defeat Gophers

The University of Minnesota didn't get its first Big Ten win of the season against No. 18 Michigan Sunday. Julian Welch and Rodney Williams each had 11 points in the 61-56 loss to the Wolverines. This was Michigan's seventh straight victory. The Gophers (12-3, 0-2 Big Ten) host Iowa on Wednesday.

Gophers stomp Toledo, 82-56

Tubby Smith's Gophers improved to 2-0 with a 82-56 win over Toledo Monday night at Williams Arena. Joe Coleman's 15 points led Minnesota, which had 12 players score in the game.

Gophers rally, but fall to Northwestern 21-13 in bid for homecoming win

University of Minnesota back-up quarterback Max Shortell rallied the Gophers late in the fourth quarter but the team fell short in its loss to Northwestern 21-13 Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Shortell came in for MarQuies Gray, who got the start for the Gophers but reinjured his ankle in the third quarter.

Michigan expects injured QB Robinson to play against Gophers

Michigan's football coach says quarterback Denard Robinson "should be ready to go" for Saturday's game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium, ESPN reports. The star Wolverines quarterback injured a nerve in his throwing arm in the second quarter of Saturday's loss at Nebraska and missed the second half.

Nelson, Gophers scorch Boilermakers 44-28

True freshman Philip Nelson throws for three touchdowns including a 63-yard strike to junior A.J. Barker in the Golden Gophers' resounding victory over the Purdue Boilermakers Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.