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New Hampshire At Minnesota: Donnell Kirkwood Gives Gophers A 37-7 Lead

The Minnesota Golden Gophers' first drive of the second half was, by far, their most impressive of the game thus far, as they've opened up their lead over the New Hampshire Wildcats even further.

After the Gophers forced the Wildcats to punt, they took over on their own 15-yard line. From there, Marqueis Gray and company went on the march, orchestrating a 16-play, 85-yard drive that saw them convert four consecutive third downs. Most of the damage came on the ground, with the lone pass completion coming when Gray hit Isaac Fruechte for a 26-yard gaine on third-and-three from the Minnesota 22-yard line. Donnell Kirkwood carried the ball seven times on the drive for a total of 31 yards, including capping the drive for Minnesota with a two-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-1 from the New Hampshire 2-yard line.

The drive took more than eight minutes off of the clock, and increased the Minnesota lead to 30 points. With just a shade over three minutes remaining in the third quarter at TCF Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Golden Gophers lead the New Hampshire Wildcats by a score of 37-7.

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