They won the first game 3-2 before dropping the Saturday game 3-1 in a Friday-Saturday matchup against Wisconsin. Both games were played at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Gophers looked like a different team on Saturday as they beat the Boilermakers in a 41-10 upset victory at a chilly TCF Bank Stadium.
Head coach P.J. Fleck fired former defensive coordinator Robb Smith on Sunday. The decision to fire his close friend came after Smith's defense allowed 55 points and 646 total yards of offense to Illinois a day before.
This inaugural edition of "Last time ..." The Daily looked at and recapped the last game between Minnesota and Purdue, which happened over one year ago.
Another veteran running back down for the season and a new defensive coordinator means more change for the Gophers.
The Gophers (1-3-1) opened up scoring in the first period with a power play goal from forward Rem Pitlick off a pass from Tyler Sheehy. The power play goal, scored in the first six minutes, was the only Minnesota goal tallied. Mankato (7-1) answered with two of its own, and the Mavericks took a 2-1 victory.
The Gophers' defense continues to falter, but the young offense shows promise in running back Mohamed Ibrahim and wide receiver Rashod Bateman.
Tanner Morgan has looked like the answer to the Gophers' losing woes since helping them to their first Big Ten victory against Indiana.
Minnesota lost to Minnesota State 5-1 Friday due to weak first and third periods.
The Minneapolis attorney's office declined to press charges against Gophers' running back Shannon Brooks for the domestic violence complaint that got him arrested in October, the Pioneer Press first reported on Friday.