Resiliency will be as important for Minnesota the rest of the season as its most tangible strength of running the ball well. Last week’s win over Purdue provided plenty of time to polish both of those attributes.
David Cobb rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Santoso kicked a 52-yard field goal with 4:59 left to cap Minnesota’s comeback on Saturday, giving the Gophers a 39-38 victory over Purdue and their first 3-0 start in Big Ten play since 1990. Cedric Thompson had two interceptions for Minnesota (6-1, 3-0).
All of a sudden attention has turned to the Gopher football team. Or, more specifically, their standings. Their 2-and-0 start in a conference that seems a bit down will do that.
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Courtney Moses scored 27 points as No. 21 Purdue defeated Minnesota 63-42 on Thursday night.
The Gopher women’s basketball team’s NCAA tournament chances could be at stake when Minnesota hosts No. 21 Purdue Thursday night.
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A.J. Hammons had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Purdue Boilermakers to a 77-74 triple overtime victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday night.
Austin Hollins had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Minnesota went 23 for 27 from the free-throw line to hang on for an 82-79 victory over Purdue on Sunday, the first in the Big Ten for new coach Richard Pitino.
D.J. Byrd and Rapheal Davis each scored 18 points as Purdue rolled past Minnesota 89-73 on Saturday.
The good news for Minnesota is that the last true road game of the season is this weekend.
At your family reunion, Dan Kornbaum’s basketball resume would be marquee material. But in his own family tree, Augsburg’s rising star is third on the clan totem pole.
Sam Ostarello had 19 points and 14 rebounds as No. 12 Purdue defeated Minnesota 75-67 Thursday night.
Freshman Philip Nelson threw three touchdown passes in the first half of his second college start for Minnesota, and the Gophers breezed to their first Big Ten victory of the season by beating Purdue 44-28 on Saturday afternoon.
The Big Ten’s strength has been questioned all season after some ugly wins and bad losses for several of its top-tier teams. Purdue and Minnesota have found the league to be plenty challenging.