Gophers Roll In Upset Win
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Gophers kicked off their Big Ten portion of the schedule and scored 30 unanswered points in an upset at The Big House, beating the Michigan Wolverines 30-14.
Quarterback Mitch Leidner returned from injury and managed the game well, completing 14 of 22 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown toss to tight end Maxx Williams.
The biggest part of the Gophers' offense continues to be the running game, as David Cobb rushed for 183 on 32 carries.
Cobb also added 50 yards receiving on three catches.
The biggest play of the game came in the third quarter, as Michigan began their drive deep in their own territory, trailing 13-7.
Michigan quarterback Shane Morris had a pass deflected and picked off by Gophers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell who returned it for a touchdown.
Today's win marks the first time the Gophers beat Michigan and bring the Little Brown Jug back to Minnesota since 2005.
With the win, the Gophers improve to 4-1 overall, 1-0 in the Big Ten.
Minnesota hosts Northwestern next Saturday.