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Cornhuskers At Gophers: MINNESOTA SCORES! MINNESOTA SCORES!

No, that is not a misprint. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have, indeed, scored a touchdown in their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers for the first time since 1984.

Yes, 1984.

After forcing Nebraska to punt for the first time today, the Gophers reached deep into their bag of tricks. MarQueis Gray took the snap from center and handed it to Duane Bennett. Bennett started out moving to the right, but then pitched the ball to one of the wide receivers coming back the other way. Gray then received another pitch, and lofted one downfield for a streaking Da'Jon McKnight, who hauled the pass in at the Nebraska 4-yard line.

A couple of plays later, on 3rd-and-goal from the 1, Gray fumbled a shotgun snap, but had the presence of mind to recover and plow into the end zone for a score. The Gophers' scoreless streak against the Cornhuskers ends after 173 minutes and seven seconds.

The Gophers are going to need a lot more tricks than that if they want to get back into this one, however, as they trail Nebraska 34-7 with a little more than four minutes left in the third quarter.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.