>> Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Wrap - Minnesota Wins 35-24
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David Cobb scampered through the Middle Tennessee defense for 220 yards as Minnesota handed the Blue Raiders a 35-24 defeat on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesota won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -14-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 50.
Mitch Leidner completed 5 of 11 pass attempts for 67 yards for the Golden Gophers in the win.
Reggie Whatley rushed for 84 yards for Middle Tennessee, while Jordan Parker added 67 yards. Austin Grammer threw for 255 yards for the Blue Raiders, while receivers Ed'Marques Batties and Marcus Henry had 88 and 58 yards respectively.
Middle Tennessee outgained Minnesota 445-351 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-18 by the Blue Raiders.
The time of possession battle favored Middle Tennessee as their offense was on the field for 30:40, longer than the 29:20 of their opponents.
Minnesota heads into a Week 3 battle against TCU. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, will have their next action against Western Kentucky.