New Mexico State
Minnesota had a pair of return touchdowns for the second week in a row and Roddrick Williams Jr. rushed for 148 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries to lead a 44-21 victory Saturday night at New Mexico State.
This is the week Minnesota was originally scheduled to play at North Carolina. Instead, the Gophers are going to New Mexico State, having spent $800,000 to get out of the two-game contract with the Tar Heels because coach Jerry Kill was concerned about the confidence of his young players on the road against a formidable nonconference opponent.
The University of Minnesota football team is playing its second game of the season Saturday night at New Mexico State. If you want to watch it live, you may have to head to your nearest sports bar.
Oklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.
Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill has been hospitalized after suffering another seizure following his team’s 21-13 loss to Northwestern.
After an intensly dramatic 15 minutes in which they watched their head coach convulse on the sidelines during a seizure and then get wheeled out of the stadium on a stretcher, the Minnesota Gophers still had to think about football for one final play.
Gopher head coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure due to heat complications on the sidelines of TCF Bank Stadium during the final seconds of Saturday’s home opener game against the New Mexico State.