Boxscore
Minnesota 29, Miami (Ohio) 23
Saturday, September 17, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - TCF Bank Stadium
Attendance - 49950

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami (Ohio) 3 7 6 7 23
Minnesota 3 10 3 13 29

Recap


Jerry Kill returned to the sidelines after suffering a seizure last week and Marqueis Gray rushed for a school-record 171 yards by a quarterback as Minnesota defeated visiting Miami (Ohio) 29-23 on Saturday.

Kill suffered a seizure at the end of Minnesota's 28-21 loss to New Mexico State. Kill made it through Saturday's game without incident to win his first game as Golden Gophers coach.

Gray broke the previous record of 160 set by Sandy Stephens on Oct. 28, 1961.

Gray also passed for 161 yards and a touchdown, a 1-yard pass to John Rabe early in the fourth quarter to give the Golden Gophers (1-2) a 23-16 lead.

Miami quarterback Zac Dysert, playing in his second game since suffering a lacerated spleen last season, passed for 325 yards and two touchdowns.

Gray became the first Minnesota quarterback since Billy Cochran in 1993 to rush for 100 yards in back-to-back games.

The Golden Gophers rushed for 236 yards as 46 of their 67 plays were on the ground.

Miami (1-1) struggled on special teams, including a botched snap on an extra point attempt and poor kickoffs. Punter Zac Murphy had a punt blocked in the third quarter, which was picked up by Duane Bennett and returned 2 yards for a touchdown to give the Golden Gophers a 29-16 lead with 10:23 left.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:02
Miami (Ohio)   FG  Minnesota 0 - Miami (Ohio) 3
1st Quarter - 8:37
Minnesota   FG  Minnesota 3 - Miami (Ohio) 3
2nd Quarter - 14:31
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 10 - Miami (Ohio) 3
2nd Quarter - 9:30
Minnesota   FG  Minnesota 13 - Miami (Ohio) 3
2nd Quarter - 0:19
Miami (Ohio)   TD  Minnesota 13 - Miami (Ohio) 10
3rd Quarter - 8:32
Minnesota   FG  Minnesota 16 - Miami (Ohio) 10
3rd Quarter - 5:24
Miami (Ohio)   TD  Minnesota 16 - Miami (Ohio) 16
4th Quarter - 14:23
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 23 - Miami (Ohio) 16
4th Quarter - 10:23
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 29 - Miami (Ohio) 16
4th Quarter - 7:49
Miami (Ohio)   TD  Minnesota 29 - Miami (Ohio) 23
TEAMS

Team Records

  Miami (Ohio) Minnesota
W/L 0 - 2 - 0 1 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Miami (Ohio) Minnesota
Score 23 29
First Downs 17 18
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-16
44%
3-for-13
23%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
3-for-4
75%
Total Yards 405 399
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 21-80 47-236
Average/Rush 3.8 5.0
Passing
Comp-Att 27-48 11-21
Passing Yards 325 163
Average/Pass Play 6.6 7.4
Penalties-Yards 0-0 4-25
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 25:01 34:59

PLAYER STATS

Miami (Ohio) (0 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Dysert 27/47 325 2 1
Minnesota (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Gray 11/21 163 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Finklea 15 54 3.6 1
D. Scott 2 14 7.0 0
Z. Dysert 3 10 3.3 0
N. Harwell 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Gray 25 171 6.8 0
D. Kirkwood 13 55 4.2 1
D. Bennett 7 12 1.7 0
D. McKnight 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
N. Harwell 12 162 13.5 0
C. Givens 7 84 12.0 1
D. Scott 3 49 16.3 1
A. Cruse 2 15 7.5 0
E. Finklea 2 15 7.5 0
K. Bruton 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Moulton 4 72 18.0 0
E. Lair 2 55 27.5 0
D. McKnight 3 27 9.0 0
B. Green 1 8 8.0 0
J. Rabe 1 1 1.0 1
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