Gophers Send Homecoming Crowd Home Happy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shannon Brooks rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns — the last a 3-yard plunge with 30 seconds remaining — to lift Minnesota to a 27-24 victory over Ohio on Saturday.
Embattled quarterback Mitch Leidner led the 78-yard game-winning drive after Minnesota (3-1) fell behind 24-20 with 2:26 to play after Josiah Yazdani's 41-yard field goal. Leidner completed 4 of 6 passes for 42 yards on the drive and finished with a career-high 264 yards passing for the Golden Gophers.
Derrius Vick completed 17 of 27 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns and A.J. Ouellette rushed for 59 yards and another score for Ohio (3-1). But Vick's Hail Mary pass with the clock expiring was batted down, and the Gophers escaped.