The Gophers played their first game of the season and the first game under the leadership of head coach Jerry Kill against the University of Southern California Trojans Saturday in Los Angeles. The Trojans defeated the Gophers 19-17.
Gophers run onto the filed for their first game of the season.
Gophers senior defensive back Kim Royston tackels Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee.
New Gophers junior quarterback Marqueis Gray run the ball.
Gophers freshman wide receiver Marcus Jones receives the ball.
Gophers head coach Jerry Kill confronts an official after receiving a penalty for an illegal substitution.
Gophers senior tight end Eric Lair runs the ball.
Gophers senior running back Duane Bennett scores a touchdown.
Gophers junior quarterback Marqueis Gray left the game suffering severe cramps and dehydration.
Gophers freshman quarterback Max Shortell runs the ball.
Gophers junior wide receiver Brandon Green scores Minnesotas second and last touchdown.
Gophers senior defensive back Kim Royston does somersaults after missing a tackel.
Gophers freshman quarterback Max Shortell gets tackled.
Trojans cornerback Trojan Harris intercepts a pass by Gophers freshmen quarterback Max Shortell.