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Minnesota holds on to win 28-23

Max Shortell replaced an injured MarQueis Gray and passed for 188 yards and three touchdowns, helping Minnesota overcome a sluggish start to beat Western Michigan 28-23 on Saturday. Gray hurt his left leg late in the second quarter with the Gophers (3-0) trailing, but Shortell steered a six-play, 78-yard march for the go-ahead score that A.J. Barker capped with his second of three touchdown receptions. FOURTH QUARTER: A.J. Barker caught five passes for 101 yards and three touchdowns, helping Minnesota to a 28-23 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Golden Gophers and the Broncos traded

3rd Quarter Recap: Minnesota 28, W. Michigan 17

In the third quarter, Alex Carder fought back for Western Michigan. He threw for 66 yards and ran for seven yards and one touchdown, but the margin is still 11, as the Broncos trail 28-17. Western Michigan finished off a 71-yard drive when Carder turned a quarterback sneak into a one-yard touchdown run to make the score 21-17. Minnesota opened up the lead, 28-17, after KJ Maye and Drew Goodger combined for a nine-yard touchdown to end a seven-play, 66-yard drive. The Golden Gophers’ A.J. Barker hauled in one catches for 18 yards in the quarter to put him over

2nd Quarter Recap: Minnesota 21, W. Michigan 10

Minnesota gave up only 15 passing yards during the second quarter and the Golden Gophers now lead 21-10. Minnesota’s passing attack looked sharp, as the Golden Gophers threw for 125 yards in the quarter. Minnesota has scored 14 unanswered points. Minnesota’s starting quarterback MarQueis Gray left the game with an apparent ankle injury in the second quarter. Dareyon Chance’s six-yard touchdown run put Western Michigan on top 10-7, putting a bow on a four-play, 18-yard drive. The Broncos started in good field position when Western Michigan recovered a fumble. Max Shortell’s nine-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Barker finished off a

1st Quarter Recap: Minnesota 7, W. Michigan 3

Minnesota ran for 67 yards in the quarter, and the Golden Gophers lead 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. Western Michigan got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a 10-play, 61-yard drive that ended in a score when Andrew Haldeman kicked a 35-yard field goal. MarQueis Gray’s 10-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Barker gave Minnesota the lead, 7-3, and was the final play of a three-play, eight-yard drive. The Golden Gophers began the drive with good field position after Michael Carter intercepted Alex Carder’s pass. The Broncos have possession at their own 33-yard line to start the second

Week 3 Previews: Spartans-Irish headline slate

Every week, I rank the Big Ten’s slate of games. Where does your team’s Week 3 game fall on my list? Find out in this post. Remember, on gameday, editors provide Rapid Recaps with quarterly updates from every game. And at the end of each game, I post my Saturday Snap Reactions. Bookmark your game now and come back to track it: Illinois vs. Charleston Southern; Indiana vs. Ball State; Iowa vs. Northern Iowa; Michigan vs. Massachusetts; Michigan State vs. Notre Dame; Minnesota vs. Western Michigan; Nebraska vs. Arkansas State; Northwestern vs. Boston College; Ohio State vs. California; Penn

Revsine's Numbers: Stats weren't too pretty

Wow. Last week didn’t go so well. It was a not a pretty scene, as we sat, mouths agape, in the BTN green room and watched the Big Ten Conference suffer through a difficult Saturday. And that wasn’t just because Gerry DiNardo was drooling. Sorry, too easy. Not true. Though he did pull out his ubiquitous hankie a few times. Anyway, I know that when we launched back in 2007 there was a fear that we might be the TV equivalent of Pravda circulating only the positive spin on the news out of the Kremlin. I hope we’ve shown over

Dienhart: 12 Big Ten questions for Week 3

Another Saturday looms. And, I still have questions. For example, can the Iowa offense finally get started? Here are my most pressing queries for each Big Ten team entering Week 3. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. Illinois Can the Fighting Illini win if Nathan Scheelhaase isn’t playing quarterback? The attack struggled in a loss at Arizona State with Reilly O’Toole and Miles Osei under center with Scheelhaase out with an ankle injury. O’Toole hit 10-of-14 passes for 54 yards with

Week 3: We predict all 12 Big Ten games

Every week,’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After two weeks, it’s Tom and fans on top, at 19-5, while Brent is in the cellar, at 17-7. See our Week 3 predictions and choose your winners in this post. SEASON RECORDS fans: 19-5; .792 Tom: 19-5; .792 Brent: 17-7; .708 Charleston Southern (0-2) vs. Illinois (1-1) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Tom’s pick: Illinois, 33-7 – The Fighting Illini won’t need