MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Gophers' winning streak at three after win over Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - (SportsNetwork.com) Phillip Nelson threw for 298 yards and four touchdowns to lead the University of Minnesota football team to a 42-39 victory over Indiana University in a Big Ten Conference clash at Memorial Stadium.
Minnesota led 35-13 with eight minutes left in the third quarter but the Hoosiers rallied for four straight TDs on four possessions to take a 39-35 lead. Minnesota took the lead again quickly on a 50-yard TD pass to Maxx Williams from quarterback Phil Nelson, who was in and out of the game due to a hip pointer injury. The Golden Gophers sealed the win by recovering a botched lateral play that Indiana made while deep in the Minnesota red zone.
For the Gophers (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten), David Cobb ran for 188 yards and a score on 29 carries, while Mitch Leidner added 35 yards and a touchdown on six rushes. Derrick Engel caught four passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns and Williams also logged four receptions, finishing with 78 yards as the Gophers won their third straight outing and first win at Memorial Stadium since 1985. Nate Sudfeld led the Hoosiers (3-5, 1-3) with 189 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-20 passing. Tre Roberson also saw time at quarterback, throwing for 80 yards and a touchdown on eight completions. Stephen Houston ran for 111 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, while Tevin Coleman added 108 yards and a score on 14 attempts as the team bowed for the third time in as many games. Minnesota dominated the time of possession, controlling the action for more than 38 minutes, allowing the visitors to generate 573 yards of total offense in the process. Minnesota is back home again next week vs. Penn State.
The University of Minnesota women's hockey team won its 59th straight contest 7-0 over Minnesota State Saturday at All-Seasons Areana in Mankato. Kelly Terry had a hatrick for the U and two assists to go with her three goals. The U's Rachel Ramsey had three assists and teammate Hannah Brandt had two assists along with a goal. Also scoring for Minnesota were Brooke Garzone, Baylee Gillanders and Millaca McMIllen. U goalie Amanda Leveille made 24 saves.