The Minnesota Golden Gophers lead at halftime against Western Michigan, 21-10. But the Gophers may have to finish this game without their starting quarterback MarQueis Gray, who was helped off the field with an ankle injury and taken to the locker room on a cart.
Gray was replaced by Max Shortell.
Western Michigan struck first with a field goal about midway through the first quarter. Andrew Haldeman converted from 35 yards out to give Western Michigan a 3-0 lead. But the Gophers came up with an interception on their following defensive possession in Western Michigan territory.
That play led to Gray's 10-yard pass to A.J. Barker, which along with the point after attempt, put Minnesota up, 7-3. From there, the teams traded scores. Then at the end of the half, Barker caught his third touchdown pass of the game on a 53-yard pass from Shortell.
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