It's been a slow start for both Michigan and Minnesota, and after one quarter of play in Minneapolis, the score is tied at 0-0.
Entering Saturday's game, the big news came just prior to kickoff, when Michigan announced senior quarterback Denard Robinson would not suit up for the Wolverines. Robinson suffered an elbow injury in the Wolverines' loss last Saturday at Nebraska, but was still expected to start Saturday.
Still, Robinson's absence doesn't appear to have sparked Minnesota to pull the upset.
Early on, the Gophers have struggled moving the ball, even as quarterback Philip Nelson is now making his third career start. Nelson has gone just 2-of-5 in passes for the Gophers in the first quarter for 26 yards. Donnell Kirkwood has 20 yards on seven carries and Rodrick Williams Jr. has 20 yards on three carries to lead the Gophers' offense.
Things haven't been much better for Michigan. With Devin Gardner under center, the Wolverines have accounted for just nine yards of total offense through the one period of play.