Updated:
Original:

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.
Author:

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., reported The Associated Press.

The Gophers kept the game tight and were down only 7-6 after first quarter after Nelson tossed the first of his two touchdown passes. The Gophers held the Badgers to only a touchdown in the second quarter to trail at halftime 14-6.

The Badgers built their lead to 24-6 in the third quarter before the Gophers scored a touchdown at the end of the third quarter to close the gap to 24-13.

An on-side kick attempt by the Gophers failed in the ensuing kick-off, and Wisconsin marched on to score two more touchdowns in the fourth to seal the game for the Badgers.

The loss dropped the Gophers to 4-3 on the season and 0-3 in the Big Ten.

The Badgers improved to 6-2 and 3-1 in the Big Ten with the win.

The Gophers return home to TCF Bank Stadium next Saturday to take on Purdue.

Next Up

Lakeville South

May bomb threat at south metro school traced to Lakeville area kid

Months of investigation led to the digital footprint of the juvenile.

WIkimedia Commons - Frey April 20, 2021

Frey backs creation of Dept. of Public Safety, removal of police staffing minimums

He is in favor of removing police staffing minimums from the city charter – which this November's ballot question would also do.

Foreman tl - Flug-Presley tr - Sturm bl - Pettus br - Go Fund Me and Facebook

St. Paul PD takes over quadruple killing probe after it emerged they died in Minnesota

A "thorough investigation" reveled where the four Minnesotans were killed.

superior national forest

Highway 1 reopens as Greenwood Fire is 80% contained

The highway has been closed for about a month.

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, September 20

Data in Monday reports includes the past Friday, not the weekend. Weekend data is released on Tuesdays.

ATV

Driver killed in ATV rollover crash north of Alexandria

The crash occurred in Douglas County Sunday evening.

Related

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.

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.

Gophers start freshman Nelson at QB, Gray at wide receiver

Gopher freshman quarterback Philip Nelson will start against the Badgers Saturday. Nelson began the season as a third-string quarterback, but started Marqueis Gray has been bothered by a sprained ankle and back-up Max Shortell hurt his neck last week against Northwestern. Gray will start at wide receiver.

Badgers chop down Gophers 42-13

The pesky Badgers of Wisconsin took home Paul Bunyan's axe for the eighth-straight year, leaving little doubt as they scored early and often through the air and on the ground.

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.

Frozen Four, Gopher women's hockey

Gophers fall to Badgers in national championship game

It's the fifth national title for the Badgers.