Minnesota 44, New Hampshire 7

Date - Saturday, September 8, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - TCF Bank Stadium
Attendance - 47022

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Hampshire 7 0 0 0 7
Minnesota 16 14 7 7 44

Recap


Minnesota 44, New Hampshire 7: Senior quarterback MarQueis Gray rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns and also threw for a pair of scores as Minnesota routed New Hampshire in the Golden Gophers' home opener.

After New Hampshire (1-1) pulled to within 9-7 late in the first quarter, Gray raced 75 yards up the middle for a touchdown to ignite the Gophers, who scored the game's final 35 points. Minnesota led 30-7 at halftime and was never threatened.

Gray, who accounted for 337 yards of total offense in the season-opening win at UNLV last week, completed 6 of 8 passes for 100 yards and found Isaac Fruechte in the first quarter and John Rabe in the second for scores.

The Wildcats suffered a big loss early as starting quarterback Sean Goldrich sustained a shoulder injury on the third play of the game and did not return. Backup Andy Vailas completed 18 of 34 passes for 158 yards, but the offense was held to only 231 yards by the Minnesota defense.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gray's 75-yard TD run was the longest by a Minnesota player since 2005. ... Minnesota won its home opener for the first time since 2009 and snapped a two-game losing streak to FCS opponents. ... South Dakota and North Dakota State had beaten the Gophers the past two seasons. ... New Hampshire has lost three straight to FBS foes, but has won five games against FBS teams since 2004. ... Minnesota is off to its first 2-0 start since 2009.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:12
Minnesota   S  Minnesota 2 - New Hampshire 0
1st Quarter - 9:54
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 9 - New Hampshire 0
1st Quarter - 0:34
New Hampshire   TD  Minnesota 9 - New Hampshire 7
1st Quarter - 0:23
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 16 - New Hampshire 7
2nd Quarter - 6:50
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 23 - New Hampshire 7
2nd Quarter - 4:56
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 30 - New Hampshire 7
3rd Quarter - 3:11
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 37 - New Hampshire 7
4th Quarter - 6:40
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 44 - New Hampshire 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  New Hampshire Minnesota
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  New Hampshire Minnesota
Score 7 44
First Downs 14 19
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-16
31%
11-for-17
65%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-4
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 231 412
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 32-68 52-240
Average/Rush 2.1 4.6
Passing
Comp-Att 19-36 11-14
Passing Yards 163 172
Average/Pass Play 4.1 10.1
Penalties-Yards 5-45 3-33
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 25:06 34:54

PLAYER STATS

New Hampshire (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Vailas 18/34 158 0 1
S. Goldrich 1/2 5 0 0
Minnesota (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Gray 6/8 100 2 0
M. Shortell 5/6 72 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
N. Steriti 6 34 5.7 0
C. Setian 5 33 6.6 1
J. Owens 6 20 3.3 0
S. Goldrich 1 4 4.0 0
A. Vailas 13 -8 -0.6 0
M. MacArthur 1 -15 -15.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Gray 17 109 6.4 2
D. Kirkwood 17 71 4.2 1
M. Jones 3 19 6.3 0
M. Shortell 3 17 5.7 0
D. Wright 3 12 4.0 0
K. Maye 4 11 2.8 0
J. Gillum 5 1 0.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Harris 6 61 10.2 0
J. Giansante 3 55 18.3 0
J. Orlando 3 22 7.3 0
J. Mello 3 15 5.0 0
N. Steriti 2 10 5.0 0
B. Ciccone 1 3 3.0 0
C. Setian 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
I. Fruechte 2 53 26.5 1
J. Rabe 3 38 12.7 1
A. Barker 2 29 14.5 1
D. Engel 1 22 22.0 0
M. Jones 1 14 14.0 0
D. Crawford-Tufts 1 9 9.0 0
L. Hutton 1 7 7.0 0