The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be looking to get their second-straight win to start the 2012 schedule when they host the New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday. The Wildcats are an FCS team out of the Colonial Athletic Association.
The Gophers started their season with a triple-overtime 30-27 win on the road over UNLV. Senior quarterback MarQueis Gray led Minnesota to the victory, going 17/30 for 269 and two touchdowns while adding 68 net yards on the ground.
The Wildcats are 1-0 after a 38-17 road victory over Holy Cross in Week 1. New Hampshire's running attack led the way, as they piled up 279 rushing yards. It was a group effort, as no Wildcat rushed for more than 71 yards.
These two teams have never met in football before, and this marks the first time since 2003 that Minnesota starts their season with two opponents they had never faced.
Game time, TV channel: 11 a.m. CT, Big Ten Network
Point spread: No spead published.
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