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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Gophers rout UNLV in season opener

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Minnesota sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson of Mankato threw for a touchdown and ran for two more to lead the Minnesota Golden Gophers to a 51-23 rout of UNLV in the season opener for both teams at TCF Bank Stadium last night. Nelson threw for 99 yards and ran for a team-high 83 for the Gophers. Minnesota broke open a close game with three touchdown returns in the second half. The Golden Gophers returned a kick, a block field, and an interception for scores.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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