Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim (24) scores one of his three touchdowns as Nebraska's Alex Davis (left) pursues and the Golden Gophers' as Jake Paulson follows in the second quarter Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
UM RB Rodney Smith on the win: “It is exciting. Every week is a championship week and that is how we treat it. Every week is a big week for us so getting a win in this Nebraska week is definitely huge for this team.”
Gopher coach P.J. Fleck on his team's performance: “I wouldn’t say it was the most complete we can play. I think we still have a lot of meat on the bone. There are certain areas we can put things away on offense, on defense, and we have to be more aware on special teams to recover those muffed punts, but that was the most complete effort we’ve had this season. Nebraska is one heck of a football team, so to do what we did was really special tonight."
Mohamed Ibrahim on his three TDs: "Rodney (Smith) and Shannon (Brooks) were setting me up and that good offensive line was blocking. It’s a good time being back and I’m just glad to be out there with the whole team.”
MINNEAPOLIS — The Gophers continued its climb into a category of Big Ten West contenders with a 34-7 win over Nebraska on a windy, wet and chilly Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium. After a shaky non-conference start, Minnesota has solidified itself more and more in three league games — none better than a four-quarter shellacking of the prestigious yet rebuilding Cornhuskers. On Saturday, the Gophers stormed to a 34-0 fourth-quarter lead before a Huskers’ touchdown ended a 111-minute, 27-second streak of the U defense not allowing TD dating back to the fourth quarter of the Boilermakers game. When Saturday’s rout was on and it looked like Minnesota had forced a turnover, Nebraska coach Scott Frost was seen on the sideline yelling at his players to “run off the field!” Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck told KFAN after the game he felt like it was their “most-complete effort.”
— Andy Greder, St. Paul Pioneer-Press
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Cate Wedding (@cateash): The #Huskers are why I have trust issues.
Tommie Frazier (@TouchdownTommie): Minnesota has said you can't stop us from running. They are correct right now!
Jeremiah Sirles (@Sirles71_HSKR): To many penalties on offense and have to stop the mid zone run off Tackle on defense. May only get 4/5 possessions next half, must take advantage of every snap.
Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry): Scott’s pissed and I don’t blame him! Holy smokes! I haven’t been this frustrated since my rowing partner at church camp had one arm.
Chad Krumbach (@cjksker): Look, I really want #Huskers to win and hopefully they can turn this around under @coach_frost this year but you have to wonder where this season ends after tonight.
Chris (@3dgarAll3nP03): Man I hurt for this team/program. There's so many obstacles to overcome. It's hard to watch tbh. This will be a LONG rebuild. But I'm here for it. Until then, I'll sit quietly and watch my team week in and out. #GBR