David Starner of Hoffman has been challenging himself to grow a half-ton pumpkin since 2002. Finally this year, after installing heating cable in his garden soil and building a mini greenhouse over each seedling, Starner thinks he's done it. According to the pumpkin's measurements, it should weigh in around 1,029 pounds.
Previously winless Nebraska blows out Gophers 53-28
Minnesota fought back from a 28-0 deficit but didn't last.