Western Michigan and Bemidji State skated to a 2-2 tie Saturday in men’s college hockey.
An injury to MarQueis Gray was arguably the last development Minnesota could afford this season. Well, Gray got hurt, and the quarterback change was just what the Gophers needed to get going.
Max Shortell replaced an injured MarQueis Gray and passed for 188 yards and three touchdowns, helping Minnesota overcome a sluggish start to beat Western Michigan 28-23 on Saturday.
Western Michigan likes to use its wide-open passing game to catch teams that are unfamiliar with the tempo a little flat-footed. Minnesota should be ready on Saturday.
Chase Bailey scored 41 seconds into overtime Friday to give Western Michigan a 2-1 win over St. Cloud State and a split of their two-game series.