Amir Coffey proved Friday why he was such a highly touted recruit. The freshman guard scored 30 points in 36 minutes to lead Minnesota (4-0) to a 92-86 victory over St.
While Northwestern had more yards than Minnesota in the second half, that was not enough for victory. The Gophers defense forced two fumbles and a season-high seven sacks as Minnesota (8-3) earned the 29-12 victory in its final home game.
Minnesota will face its toughest challenge of the season so far this weekend, and on its own court. The Gophers play the St.
For this weekly column, the Minnesota Daily interviewed Bobby Pillote, the assistant game day editor for Northwestern’s student newspaper, the Daily Northwestern. Pillote is a senior at Northwestern University.
Gophers linebacker Blake Cashman has seen an increased role in his sophomore season. He has six tackles in the past two games against Purdue and No. 19 Nebraska, including three sacks.
It was a tale of two halves for Minnesota in its game against the University of Texas-Arlington. The Gophers trailed 41-35 and shot 30 percent in the first half, before shooting 53.3 percent in the second and winning 84-67 on Nov. 14 at Williams Arena. “I’m happy for them, they haven’t felt good in this building in a while so I’m glad that they could, cause that’s a really good team,” said head coach Richard Pitino.
The Gophers will be looking for a fresh start from last season. Minnesota began on the right foot with an 84-76 win against the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Friday, and several new transfer students made their debuts and showed what they can do.
Quarterback Mitch Leidner had the Gophers driving until the offense’s final play of the game. Defensive back Kieron Williams intercepted a pass from Leidner over the middle to prevent the upset and help No. 21 Nebraska defeat Minnesota 24-17 in Lincoln, Neb.
Emmit Carpenter kicked a personal high Saturday. Carpenter made a career-best 53-yard field goal in Minnesota’s last game against Purdue.
For this weekly column, the Minnesota Daily will interview someone knowledgeable about Minnesota’s next opponent. Brett Nierengarten, the senior sports editor for the Daily Nebraskan, the University of Nebraska’s student newspaper, was interviewed this week.