Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Minnesota Gophers Win 24-17 over Middle Tennessee State
The Minnesota Gophers defeated the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 24-17 in the season opener. It wasn't the most flawless game for the Gophers but they will definitely take the win in Murfreesboro. Fullback Jon Hoese scored all 3 touchdowns and recovered a pivotal kick return fumble. He nearly didn't make the trip as his did suffered a severe stroke. Congratulations to Hoese for the great game. Running back Duane Bennett ran 30 times for 187 yards and reminded me of the Laurence Maroney or Marion Barber days. The Gophers didn't turn the ball over and committed only 4 penalties. Adam Weber threw for 150 yards on 10 of 17 passing.