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Badgers At Gophers: Trickery Gets Minnesota On The Scoreboard

It took a little bit of trickery, and quite possibly tomfoolery, but the Minnesota Golden Gophers have found the end zone against the Wisconsin Badgers.

After a short kickoff gave the Gophers the ball at their own 40-yard line, Minnesota moved down the field with a nice combination of running and passing, getting all the way down to the Wisconsin 5-yard line. After a third down pass by MarQueis Gray failed, the Gophers lined up for a 22-yard field goal attempt. However, rather than kicking the ball, the holder flipped the ball back to kicker Jordan Wettstein. Wettstein sprinted around the right side of the formation, broke a tackle in the open field, and dove into the end zone for a Minnesota touchdown.

The play must have really taken something out of Wettstein, as he missed the extra point, but the Gophers got on the board.

We're about halfway through the second quarter of play at TCF Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers trail the Wisconsin Badgers in the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe, 21-6.

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