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Minnesota Gophers opened season with WIN @ UNLV

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Minnesota QB MarQueis Gray threw 2 TD passes to John Rabe and K Jordan Wettstein converted his 32-yard field goal in OT to finally defeat UNLV in Las Vegas Thursday night.

Minnesota held a 7-3 halftime lead by scoring a touchdown with 9:26 left on the clock in the 2nd Qtr. Tim Cornett, who rushed for 127 yards and 2 TD’s on 27 carries for the Rebels took the lead in the 3rd, 10-7. Minnesota Golden Gophers then made 2 field goals in the 4th to take the lead at 13-10. Finally with 2:46 remaining in the game, UNLV accomplished the field goal to tie it up.

Minnesota won the total yards and turnovers departments, but lost in the penalties and 3rd down conversions. Gophers were only 3-15 on 3rd down. Minnesota’s defense was able to pick off the red-shirt freshman QB of UNLV 3 times. Minnesota hosts New Hampshire in Minnesota next Saturday at noon. Read below for the game stats.

Team Stat Comparison

MINN

UNLV

1st Downs 22 18
Total Yards 478 275
Passing 269 116
Rushing 209 159
Penalties 11-86 7-54
3rd Down Conversions 3-15 6-17
4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1
Turnovers 2 3
Possession 32:59 27:01

Passing Leaders

Minnesota C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Gray 17/30 269 9.0 2 1
UNLV C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Sherry 16/35 116 3.3 1 3

Rushing Leaders

Minnesota CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Kirkwood 13 81 6.2 0 14
Gray 17 68 4.0 0 18
UNLV CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Cornett 25 127 5.1 2 25
Randle 10 45 4.5 0 14

Receiving Leaders

Minnesota REC YDS AVG TD LG
Barker 3 101 33.7 0 40
Crawford-Tufts 4 49 12.3 0 22
UNLV REC YDS AVG TD LG
Sullivan 5 53 10.6 0 20
Davis 5 27 5.4 1 10


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