Minnesota Golden Gopher Game Summaries Minnesota Golden Gophers Week 1 Minnesota vs Syracuse (Bondzai) W 31 - 7 Game summary will be posted later. Week 2 Minnesota vs Air Force W 66 - 42 Team Statistics Minnesota 260 Passing yards 250 Rushing yards 510 Total yards Air Force 388 Passing yards 29 Rushing yards 417 Total yards Passing Adam Weber (injured briefly in 2nd quarter, injured in 3rd quarter for remainder of game) 6/14 passing 165 yards 1 TD 1 INT MarQueis Gray (true Freshman btw) 4/6 passing 95 yards 3 TD Tim Jefferson 20/37 passing 388 yards 6 TD Rushing/Receiving Duane Bennett 33 rushes 182 yards 3 TD 3 receptions 67 yards 1 TD Defense Lee Campbell MLB 9 Tackles (25 through 2 games) 1 TFL 1 Int Michael Carter CB Int returned for TD Ryan Collado CB Int returned for TD This was a much tougher game than the score makes it out to be. Minnesota didn't scout Air Force very much, but knew they run the triple option attack. With this knowledge Minnesota looked to blitz early and often from several different defensive packages. The end result from the poor scouting resulted in a superb aerial attack by Air Force. The score mid way through the 2nd quarter was Air Force 35, Minnesota 10. Minnesota's defense finally adjusted, while the offense picked up some slack scoring on their next two possessions, one passing TD and one rushing TD to move the score to AF 35 - Minn 24. On the ensuing drive, Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson threw a pick 6, courtesy of Freshman Michael Carter. The score at the half, Air Force 35 - Minnesota 31. The second half brought a steady Minnesota rushing attack led by Duane Bennett. Minnesota stuck first to take the lead 38 - 35. Minnesota's defense continued to hold down the Air Force passing attack, forcing them to punt. Minnesota and Air Force both scored touchdowns to send the game into the 4th quarter with a score of Minnesota 45 - Air Force 42. Minnesota scored first in the final quarter, pushing their lead to 10. The nail in the coffin came on Minnesota's second pick 6 of the day, this time by CB Ryan Collado. A final rushing TD pushed the game to the final score of Minnesota 66 - Air Force 42, before the 2nd team offense and defense were called upon to finish out the game. The actual game and the scoreboard tell two completely different stories. Minnesota will need to regroup and come out focused for their next game; if they play this way versus Cal, they will likely be on the losing end.