Minnesota Beats Colorado State 23-20 In OvertimeDefensive tackle Scott Ekpe stripped running back Dalyn Dawkins on the first play of overtime and Ryan Santoso kicked an 18-yard field goal, giving Minnesota a 23-20 win over Colorado State on Saturday.
Gophers Thompson, Santoso Earn Big Ten Weekly HonorsTwo University of Minnesota football players were honored by the Big Ten Conference Monday after the Gophers beat Purdue 39-38 in their homecoming game Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. With the win, Minnesota improved to 6-1 on the season, 3-0 in conference play and became bowl-eligible for the third straight season.
Minnesota Beats Purdue 39-38 To Go 3-0 In Big TenDavid 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).
Minnesota Beats Michigan, 30-14 Mitch Leidner ran for a touchdown and passed for another in Minnesota's 30-14 win against Michigan on Saturday.