Football 9/16/2017, 9:42pm

Minnesota routs Middle Tennessee after slow start

The Gophers started slow Saturday, and with 10:53 left in the first half, Middle Tennessee had tied the game at 3-3. Then, Minnesota's offense clicked.  The Gophers responded to the Blue Raiders with 31 unanswered points, 221 rushing yards and no turnovers in the game, leading to a 34-3 victory at TCF Bank Stadium. With the win, Minnesota is now 3-0 on the season heading into conference play.

Football 9/16/2017, 9:52am

Daily Breakdown: Gophers should continue winning streak against Middle Tennessee

Minnesota is now 2-0 in the first season of the Fleck era. Head coach P.J. Fleck and his Gophers got the first road win of the year after beating the Oregon State Beavers (1-2) 48-14 in Corvallis. The Gophers will now take on Middle Tennessee (1-1) on Saturday, 2:30 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium. The Blue Raiders are coming off an upset victory against Syracuse, but the team might be without its starting quarterback, Brent Stockstill, who suffered a shoulder injury in the last game.

Football 9/15/2017, 9:56am

Questions from the other side: Middle Tennessee State beat writer Anthony Florella

For this weekly column, the Minnesota Daily will interview someone knowledgeable about Minnesota’s next opponent. This week the opponent is Middle Tennessee State. The Minnesota Daily talked with Anthony Fiorella, a football beat writer for MTSU Sidelines. Fiorella is in his second semester both at Middle Tennessee State and at Sidelines. This is his first season covering the football team. He covered baseball, men's and women's golf and club hockey for the paper last spring.