Minnesota allowed high-yardage plays on defense and didn't capitalize on offense to give Nebraska its first win of the season on Saturday, a 53-28 rout.
Minnesota defensive end Carter Coughlin leads the Big Ten Conference and is No. 5 in the NCAA with seven solo sacks in the first six games. He had one of his best performances of the season with a two-sack, seven-tackle game against No. 2 Ohio State last week.
Gophers running back Shannon Brooks was released from jail Monday after being arrested for an alleged domestic assault against his male roommate on Sunday night. Neither Brooks or his roommate suffered any injuries. The Minneapolis Attorney’s office has declined to press charges.
Minnesota used a five-goal third period to take a 7-1 victory over the USA Under-18 Team in Plymouth, Michigan in an exhibition game.
After only trailing by 3 at halftime, the Gophers lost to Ohio State 30-14 Saturday.
Head coach P.J. Fleck will take on Ohio State for the first time with the Gophers. But he is familiar with Ohio State's program, as his first coaching job was as a graduate assistant in 2006 under then-head coach Jim Tressel.
Minnesota took a 7-4 victory over the reigning national champions Minnesota Duluth in the two-game series finale on Sunday.
The Gophers defense made and broke the team's chances in Saturday's homecoming game against the Hawkeyes.
Minnesota will take the field this Saturday for its homecoming game against Iowa to fight for the historic Floyd of Rosedale trophy, which has been with the Hawkeyes since the 2015 season. Both teams go into the game 3-1 fresh off of a bye week. The Gophers look understaffed due to injuries and the Hawkeyes are coming off their first loss to the ranked Badgers.
It is a new era of men's hockey for the Gophers. The team now has one of the newest coaches in the athletics department, a situation it hasn't been in since before the new millennium.