Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, October 11, 2015
Minnesota true freshman running back Shannon Brooks is a name Big Ten fans will want to remember.
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Just ask Jerry Kill.
"Shannon Brooks is going to be a heck of a back," Kill said. "He reminds me of Marion Barber. He is fast, and he hits the holes."
Brooks supported his coach's claim with a silly 71-yard game-breaking touchdown run in Minnesota's 41-13 victory Saturday at Purdue. The talented back showed off his speed, power, shiftiness and everything else a great runner needs on the jaunt that the injury-depleted Gophers used to swing momentum in a must-win game.
Watch the highlight run in the video above.
As fantastic as the run was, it's impossible not to mention Mitch Leidner's effort and block. How often do you see a quarterback delivering a block 50-whatever yards down the field?