Minnesota offensive tackle Aireontae Ersery battles Nebraska defensive lineman Ty Robinson in the second quarter.
Minnesota opened its Big Ten tilt versus Nebraska last Thursday night and earned a hard-fought three-point victory. 240-pound placekicker Dragan Kesich nailed a game-winning 47-yard field goal as time expired to seal it for the Golden Gophers.
Although neither team cleared 300 yards of total offense, there were several standouts on each side of the ball. In our photo gallery review, we feature some of the game’s imagery.
Huntington Bank Stadium housed a sellout crowd on what proved to be a perfect night for football last Thursday.
Former Western Michigan head coach PJ Fleck has compiled a 75-49 record as a head coach. He has won all four of his bowl games with the Golden Gophers.
Minnesota quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis throws a screen in the first quarter as Cornhuskers Blaine Gunnerson and Isaac Gifford break on the ball.
Nebraska cornerback Malcolm Hartzog (No. 13 pictured) beats the block of Minnesota tight end Brevyn Spann-Ford (No. 88 pictured) on a screen to Corey Crooms, Jr. in the first quarter.
Nebraska quarterback Jeff Sims (No. 7 pictured) looking at the play clock as Golden Gophers linebacker Maverick Baranowski disguises prior to the snap.
Nebraska's offense, led by Jeff Sims, lines up against Minnesota's defense in the third quarter of Thursday night's game.
Former Temple and Baylor head coach Matt Rhule has won 10 or more games three different times as a collegiate head coach (two at Temple, once at Baylor).
Minnesota long snapper Brady Weeks (No. 37 pictured) gets down the field to force a fair catch by Billy Kemp IV in the fourth quarter of last Thursday's contest.
Former Elon 3rd Team All-CAA CB Tre Jones finished with nine tackles, an interception in the Red Zone and one pass breakup.
Golden Gophers defensive end Jalen Logan-Redding finished with three tackles, a quarterback sack and two tackles for loss versus the Cornhuskers.
Minnesota safety Tyler Nubin (No. 27 pictured) eyes down Nebraska quarterback Jeff Sims prior to the snap. Nubin's second interception of Sims on the night led to the team's game-winning field goal.
The Golden Gophers rush the field to celebrate the last-second game-winning field goal by placekicker Dragan Kesich.
The Golden Gophers sang the school's fight song after a dramatic last-second victory over Nebraska last Thursday.
Minnesota punter Mark Crawford averaged 45 yards per punt against Nebraska and placed a ball at the one-yard line in the first quarter.